[lahr-vuh l]


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

From the Latin word larvālis, dating back to 1650–60. See larva, -al1
Related formspost·lar·val, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for larval

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper