Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a larva; characteristic of larvæ: as, larval character; larval habits.
  • In pathology, masked; not clearly defined: said of a disease of which the symptoms are indeterminate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to a larva.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to a larva or larvae.
  • adjective Being a larva.
  • adjective Characteristic of larvae.
  • adjective Having the form or shape of a larva.
  • adjective disease Undeveloped, latent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective immature of its kind; especially being or characteristic of immature insects in the newly hatched wormlike feeding stage
  • adjective relating to or typical of a larva

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Examples

  • There are little flatworms called larval trematodes that infect frogs.

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  • Since this metamorphosis-preventing hormone keeps the insect in the larval form, it is called the larval hormone, or even the juvenile hormone.

    The Human Brain

  • Some patients also found so-called larval therapy more painful, according to the study in the British Medical Journal.

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  • But because debridement is an important part of wound management, maggot therapy (also called larval therapy) is on the rise. clinical trials of maggot therapy, note Jo C. Dumville, PhD, of the University of York,

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • But because debridement is an important part of wound management, maggot therapy (also called larval therapy) is on the rise. clinical trials of maggot therapy, note Jo C. Dumville, PhD, of the University of York,

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Some patients also found so-called larval therapy more painful, according to the study in the British Medical Journal.

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  • Now, a major focus of research in equine parasitology is on the small strongyles and a disease caused by this group of helminths called larval cyathostomosis, previously referred to as larval cyanthostomiasis.

    TheHorse.com News

  • But because debridement is an important part of wound management, maggot therapy (also called larval therapy) is on the rise. clinical trials of maggot therapy, note Jo C. Dumville, PhD, of the University of York,

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Some patients also found so-called larval therapy more painful, according to the study in the British Medical Journal.

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  • Bleeding from the areas of inflammation can lead to anaemia and there is a very serious complication from the emergence of large numbers of encysted strongyles called larval cyathostomosis, resulting in severe irritation of the gut and a serious reduction in normal gut action, which can lead to colic and death.

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