- 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
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Word Origin and History for larvate
1650s, from Latin larvalis, from larva (see larva).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Being masked or concealed, as a of a disease that has undeveloped, absent, or atypical symptoms.
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