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larval

[lahr-vuh l] /ˈlɑr vəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or in the form of a larva.
2.
Also, larvate
[lahr-veyt] /ˈlɑr veɪt/ (Show IPA)
. (of a disease) masked; not clearly defined.
Origin of larval
1650-1660
From the Latin word larvālis, dating back to 1650-60. See larva, -al1
Related forms
postlarval, adjective
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Word Origin and History for larvate

larval

adj.

1650s, from Latin larvalis, from larva (see larva).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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larvate in Medicine

larvate lar·vate (lär'vāt')
adj.
Being masked or concealed, as a of a disease that has undeveloped, absent, or atypical symptoms.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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