May. 19th, 2017

univoltine

May. 19th, 2017 07:50 am
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univoltine (yoo-nee-VOHL-teen) - adj., having one brood or generation per year.


As opposed to more frequently: bivoltine, and so on. Semivoltine is a generation every other year. The word is used most often of insects, often to distinguish varieties. Adopted from French, from uni- + Italian volta, time/instance + adjectival ending.

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