Etymology
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larval (adj.)

1650s, "pertaining to ghosts," from Latin larvalis, from larva (see larva). Zoological sense, "pertaining to a larva," is from 1848. In recent times, larvate (adj.) has been used for "masked, clothed as if with a mask" (1846).

updated on May 06, 2016

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Definitions of larval from WordNet

larval (adj.)
immature of its kind; especially being or characteristic of immature insects in the newly hatched wormlike feeding stage;
the larval stage
larval crayfishes
larval societies
larval (adj.)
relating to or typical of a larva;
the larval eye
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