- 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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Historical Examples of post-larval
The absence of a pneumatic duct in the Physoclisti would appear to be due to a post-larval atrophy.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
1650s, from Latin larvalis, from larva (see larva).
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