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nymph

 [nimf]
a developmental stage in certain arthropods (e.g., ticks) between the larval form and the adult; it resembles an adult but does not have fully developed wings or genitalia.

nymph

(nimf),
1. The earliest series of stages in metamorphosis following hatching in the development of hemimetabolous insects (for example, locusts); the nymph resembles the adult in many respects, but lacks full wing or genitalia development; it grows through successive instars without any intermediate or pupal stage into the imago or adult form.
See also: incomplete metamorphosis, complete metamorphosis.
2. The third stage in the life cycle of a tick, between the larva and the adult.
[G. nymphē, maiden]

nymph

(nimf) a developmental stage in certain arthropods, e.g., ticks, between the larval form and the adult, and resembling the latter in appearance.

nymph

(nĭmf)
n.
a. The immature form of an insect, such as a grasshopper, that does not pass through a pupal stage during metamorphosis. Nymphs resemble adults but are smaller and lack fully developed wings.
b. The eight-legged immature form of certain arachnids, such as ticks and mites.

nymph′al (nĭm′fəl) adj.

nymph

the immature stages of any EXOPTERYGOTE, such as the mayfly It has compound eyes and mouthparts like the adult, but usually lacks wings (though traces are sometimes present) and is sexually immature. See METAMORPHOSIS, ENDOPTERYGOTE.

nymph

a developmental stage in certain arthropods (e.g. ticks, mites and lice) between the larval form and the adult, and resembling the latter in appearance.
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The body of the hero, wrapped in immortal garments, is placed on the funeral pyre after seventeen days of mourning by gods (Thetis and the Nereids, the nine Muses), and mortals.
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In the Theogony, Hesiod short-lists them at 50 and tells us that "trim-ankled" Amphitrite and the rest of the Nereids could easily "still waves on the misty sea" and "calm the blasts of raging winds.
82 A characteristic example of such prose is provided by Cyriacus's description of his fictive "encounter" with the Nereids of Ainos, for which see Bodnar and Mitchell, 1976, 33-34, 59-60; and Neuhausen, 1984, 174-92.
Poseidon chose Amphitrite from among her sisters as the Nereids performed a dance on the isle of Naxos.
The text is full of references to the sea: Phoebus and Venus both appear over, or out of, the sea, and are praised by tritons and nereids.
Nagy builds on Johannes Kakridis's demonstration that even though Achilleus's death and burial are not represented in the Iliad, in Book 18 where Thetis and the Nereids mourn the living Achilleus "Homer used as a model an older epic description of the prothesis of Achilles and his funeral.
In classical mythology, besides the fifty Nereids, the Oceanides (daughters of Oceanus ), the sirens, the Tritons, etc.
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