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  1. having the physical characteristics of a caterpillar.
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Origin of eruciform

1870–75; < Latin ērūc(a) caterpillar + -i- + -form
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Historical Examples

  • For reasons which we will not pause here to discuss, we have always regarded the eruciform type of larva as the highest.

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  • Most significant is the precedence of the eruciform by the campodeiform type.

  • In all the remaining orders of the Endopterygota the larva is eruciform or vermiform.