larval

[lahr-vuh l]

adjective

of, relating to, or in the form of a larva.
Also lar·vate [lahr-veyt] /ˈlɑr veɪt/. (of a disease) masked; not clearly defined.

Nearby words

  1. larum,
  2. larva,
  3. larva currens,
  4. larva migrans,
  5. larvae,
  6. larval therapy,
  7. larvate,
  8. larvicide,
  9. larviparous,
  10. larvivorous

Origin of larval

From the Latin word larvālis, dating back to 1650–60. See larva, -al1

Related formspost·lar·val, adjective

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Word Origin and History for larval

larval

adj.

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

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