Meaning of 蛹

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Pinyin: yǒng
English Definition: chrysalis; pupa
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
蚕蛹 cán yǒng silkworm chrysalis; pupa
成蛹 chéng yǒng to pupate; to become a chrysalis
化蛹 huà yǒng to pupate; to turn into a chrysalis
破蛹 yǒng to emerge from a pupa (of a butterfly etc)
More: 蛹* | *蛹 | *蛹*
Example Sentences
Within a week or two, the pupa becomes an adult ladybug.
The insect stows tomorrow in the egg and pupa.
Mosquitoes have four stages to their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
Healthy larvae form small cocoons, become pupae, then emerge as young bees.
When they reach full size, they attach to a leaf by their tail, and a pupa is formed.