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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

(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.
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While wading, you can see the nymphs coming to the surface and struggling out of their cases to emerge as beautiful adult flies.
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