Origin of instar1
Definition for instar (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), in·starred, in·star·ring.
Examples from the Web for instar
It takes place in the same way as before and the caterpillar enters upon the third instar of its larval life.Butterflies Worth Knowing|Clarence M. Weed
Though he has been but few hours under my roof, I have already peeped at him, and find that he will be instar omnium to me.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
Greek taken singly is, to use an indispensable Latin word, instar, the knowledge of all other languages.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
Sixty-nine per cent of the warbles were in the third instar stage, and the rest were in the second instar stage.
The instar that emerges from the nymph-cuticle is a sub-imago, dull in hue, with a curious immature aspect about it.The Life-Story of Insects|Geo. H. Carpenter