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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A wingless wormlike creature that hatches from the eggs of certain insects and changes form later in life.

Usage examples (39)
  • A single larva hatched from the egg case.
  • The musca pendula lives in stagnant water; the larva is suspended by
  • Here it is necessary to disabuse the reader's mind of the prevalent belief that the terms larva, pupa and imago are fixed and absolute.
  • Insect larvae have segments; recall the larva of a butterfly! for more
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