Definition of nymphal in US English:

nymphal

adjective

  • See nymph

    • ‘In September, uninfected survivors (both males and females) were all adults while collaborative females typically retained a nymphal phenotype.’
    • ‘Historically, the dynamics of grasshopper populations, especially nymphal mortality, have largely been attributed to variations in climate.’
    • ‘We counted mature fleas, flea larvae, and ticks (larval and nymphal stages combined) under a dissecting microscope.’
    • ‘In insects, the general view is that juvenile hormone maintains larval and nymphal characteristics in developing insects and suppresses metamorphosis into adults.’
    • ‘Treatments began on 28 July, later than in the 1996 experiment because nymphal hatching was delayed (probably a result of an exceptionally cold spring).’

Pronunciation

nymphal

/ˈnimf(ə)l//ˈnɪmf(ə)l/