chrysalis

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chrysalis

(krĭs′ə-lĭs)
n. pl. chrysalises or chrysalides (krĭ-săl′ĭ-dēz′)
a. A pupa, especially of a butterfly.
b. The hardened case of a pupa.

chrysalis

the pupa of insects inside which the developing larva metamorphoses into the adult insect; it is present only in those insects which undergo COMPLETE METAMORPHOSIS.
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