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  • adj. Callow. In the pale, soft-bodied state that follows moulting, before the hardening and darkening of the cuticle, during which the creature is able to expand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, a condition assumed by the imago of certain Neuroptera, after exclusion from the pupa. In this state the insect is soft, and has not fully attained its mature coloring.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology, noting the incomplete imago of a neuropterous insect, soon after it has passed from the pupal state, and while it is yet soft. See pseudimago and subimago.


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