from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stage in the development of certain dipterous insects which immediately precedes the formation of the true nymph or pupa. In this pronymphal stage the insect consists simply of an envelop containing a formless creamy mass containing the results of histolysis and the centers for the regeneration of new organs.


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