larva
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈlɑː.və/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈlɑɹ.və/
  • (America)
Noun

larva (plural larvas)

  1. An early stage of growth for some insects and amphibians, in which after hatching from their egg, insects are wingless and resemble a caterpillar or grub, and amphibians lack limbs and resemble fish.
  2. An animal in the aforementioned stage.
  3. A form of a recently born or hatched animal that is quite different from its adult stage.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: личи́нка



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