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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj- Having a soft cylindrical body with a distinct head and usually having short thoracic legs.

Usage examples (6)
  • For reasons which we will not pause here to discuss, we have always regarded the eruciform type of larva as the highest.
  • Hence the preliminary armoured and active instar is necessary in order to reach the feeding place; this journey accomplished, the eruciform condition is at once assumed.
  • The caddis-larva is as a rule of the eruciform type, but with well-developed thoracic legs, and with hook-like tail-appendages; by means of the latter it anchors itself...
  • A fact of much importance in the transformations of beetles as pointed out by Brauer (1869) is that in a few families, the first larval instar is campodeiform, while the... for more
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