HyperDic: larval

English > 2 senses of the word larval:
ADJECTIVEalllarvalimmature of its kind
pertlarvalrelating to or typical of a larva
larval > pronunciation
Soundslaa'rvahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > larval: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningImmature of its kind; especially being or characteristic of immature insects in the newly hatched wormlike feeding stage / stage.
Examples
  • "larval societies"
  • "larval crayfishes"
  • "the larval stage"
Broaderimmaturenot yet mature
Spanishlarvado, larval
Nounslarvathe immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
English > larval: 2 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningrelating to or typical of a larva.
Example"the larval eye"
Spanishlarval, larvario
Nounslarvathe immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose

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