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Another word for cocoon

      1. A protected stage of development.
      2. A pupa, especially of a butterfly.
      3. The pupa of a butterfly, the form of the insect when between the larval and adult stages and in a case or cocoon
      1. An insect in the nonfeeding stage of development between the last larval and adult forms, characterized by many anatomical changes and, often, by enclosure in a cell or cocoon
      2. An insect in the nonfeeding stage between the larva and adult, during which it typically undergoes complete transformation within a protective cocoon or hardened case. Only insects that undergo complete metamorphosis have pupal stages.
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