larviparous

[lahr-vip-er-uh s]

adjective Zoology.

producing larvae, as certain insects and mollusks.

Nearby words

  1. larvae,
  2. larval,
  3. larval therapy,
  4. larvate,
  5. larvicide,
  6. larvivorous,
  7. larwood,
  8. laryng-,
  9. laryngal,
  10. laryngeal

Origin of larviparous

First recorded in 1805–15; larv(a) + -i- + -parous

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