- n. Plural form of larva.
“The ancestors of these very helpless creatures lived, I have remarked, in the sea; and we may be pretty certain that their eggs are hatched out into what we call larvae, or imperfectly developed animals, precisely similar to the young, or larvae, of the marine mussel of our seas.”
“Scientists had seen it in larvae form before, but not in its full-blown glory until it was filmed at depth.”
“This is an infection that occurs when people eat wild mushrooms or domesticated pigs which contain larvae of the worm called trichinella.”
“It's a killer little shirt - it says, "I'm one of them!" and it's got a funny little design that looks suspiciously like a "personal massager" in larvae form.”
“-- As he got out the word larvae, a faint sense of the ridiculous seemed to take hold of the Scarabee, and for the first and only time during my acquaintance with him a slight attempt at a smile showed itself on his features.”
“They open the bodybag to find larvae pouring out of the chest of the corpse, and Bishop realizes the larvae are the young of the creature they are hunting.”
“That chilled Thian more than the prospect of someone trying to destroy the most important alien artefact - if one could so term the larvae - that had yet been found.”
“I suppose me wanting to have the larvae was the last straw!”
“One is called the larvae of the common soldier beetle and the other "seems to be a variety of the bronze cut worm.”
“The fertilized eggs, which are called larvae, pass out into the currents of the water, and, in the course of twenty-four to forty-eight hours, they settle and become attached to rocks and other hard substances, and in time develop into mature sponges.”
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