Meaning of pupiform in English:

pupiform

Pronunciation /ˈpjuːpɪfɔːm/

adjective

(also pupaeform)
Zoology
  • Resembling the pupa of an insect; especially (of a gastropod shell or protoconch) somewhat cylindrical and bluntly rounded.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Woodward (1821–1865), naturalist and palaeontologist. From pupa + -iform.