- of, relating to, or in the form of a larva.
- Also lar·vate [lahr-veyt] /ˈlɑr veɪt/. (of a disease) masked; not clearly defined.
Origin of larval
Related Words for larvalsimple, elementary, primitive, embryonic, elemental, abecedarian, basal, beginning, early, immature, initial, introductory, primary, undeveloped, larval, simplest, uncompleted, vestigial
Examples from the Web for larval
Contemporary Examples of larval
A record would spend years in larval form as an acetate, the big waxy master from which copies were made.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters
August 2, 2014
Except perhaps an injunction to my fellow emergent adults: remember your larval years!Must-Read College Novels: From “Lucky Jim” to “Pnin”
August 13, 2012
Historical Examples of larval
Paedogenetic: reproducing in the sexually immature or larval stage.
Paedogenesis: reproduction in the sexually immature or larval stage.
Ultimate: last or final: that larval stage just before pupation.
The empty case at a shows the last stage of the larval life.Chatterbox, 1905.
The ant-lion was the larval form the lace-wing fly, of course.Nightmare Planet
Word Origin and History for larval
1650s, from Latin larvalis, from larva (see larva).