Describes a period of monomaniacal concentration on coding apparently passed through by all fledgling hackers. Common symptoms include the perpetration of more than one 36-hour hacking run in a given week; neglect of all other activities including usual basics like food, sleep, and personal hygiene; and a chronic case of advanced bleary-eye. Can last from 6 months to 2 years, the apparent median being around 18 months. A few so afflicted never resume a more "normal" life, but the ordeal seems to be necessary to produce really wizardly (as opposed to merely competent) programmers. See also wannabee. A less protracted and intense version of larval stage (typically lasting about a month) may recur when one is learning a new OS or programming language.
The larval stage is passed in the muscles of various animals, especially cattle, where it lies encysted (cysticercus stage).
Paedogenesis: reproduction in the sexually immature or larval stage.
In some species the worm develops directly from the egg; others pass through a larval stage before reaching maturity.
Ultimate: last or final: that larval stage just before pupation.
Unorganised religiosity must be, it seems, the necessary precursor of organised Religion; it is its larval stage.
To some it suggests the egg-breaker of the larva and they regard it as a relic of the larval stage.
The larval stage of the dog tapeworm, occurring also in human organs or tissues.
Bipinnaria or Branchiolaria: The larval stage of starfishes.
In the second larval stage, which is oval in form, and not segmented, the primitive band is formed.
The Anthophora's cells contain this bee in the larval stage.