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Definition of Larva

Larva
Larva Lar"va, n.; pl. L. Larv[ae], E. Larvas. [L. larva ghost, specter, mask.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any young insect from the time that it hatches from the egg until it becomes a pupa, or chrysalis. During this time it usually molts several times, and may change its form or color each time. The larv[ae] of many insects are much like the adults in form and habits, but have no trace of wings, the rudimentary wings appearing only in the pupa stage. In other groups of insects the larv[ae] are totally unlike the parents in structure and habits, and are called caterpillars, grubs, maggots, etc. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The early, immature form of any animal when more or less of a metamorphosis takes place, before the assumption of the mature shape.

Meaning of Larva from wikipedia

- A larva /ˈlɑːrvə/ (plural larvae /ˈlɑːrviː/) is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults. Animals with indirect development...
- Scarabaeidae. The heaviest beetle, indeed the heaviest insect stage, is the larva of the goliath beetle, Goliathus goliatus, which can attain a m**** of at...
- Larva currens (Latin for racing larva) is an itchy, cutaneous condition caused by infections with Strongyloides stercoralis.: 436  It is caused by the...
- copepod post-larva is called a copepodite; a barnacle post larva is called a cypris; a shrimp post-larva is called a parva; an hermit crab post-larva are called...
- A larva is a juvenile form in biology that has little if any resemblance to its adult form. Larva may also refer to: Larva (film), a 2005 American science...
- Harry Edvin "Harri" Larva (born Lagerström, 9 September 1906 – 15 November 1980) was a Finnish athlete who won the 1500 m race at the 1928 Summer Olympics...
- Larva (also known as Larvae) is a computer-animated television series made by TUBA Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea. This cartoon shows two slugs as...
- Larva is a 2005 American science fiction horror television film directed by Tim Cox. The screenplay by J. Paul V. Robert, T.M. Van Ostrand, David Goodin...
- legs, and elongated mouthparts. The mosquito life cycle consists of egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages. Eggs are laid on the water surface; they hatch...
- Larva migrans can refer to: Cutaneous larva migrans, a skin disease in humans, caused by the larvae of various nematode parasites Visceral larva migrans...