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- adj. Following a larval stage
- adj. Relating to postlarvae
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Subsequent to metamorphosis; after having passed through the larval or immature stage: generally used in speaking of tailless amphibians that have gone through the tadpole stage, or in the case of tailed amphibians, that have shed their external gills and undergone the changes that accompany this process. Thus Amblystoma is the postlarval form of siredon.
However, the vertebrae that develop in postlarval stages in mutant fish display characteristic mirror duplications (Figure 5N), albeit less striking and regular than the phenotypes of the segment polarity genes in the fly, with which they may be compared.
"My guess is that the crab picked up this oil offshore while in the megalopal (postlarval) stage and brought the oil with it when it came back to the marsh."
Waters were closed to shrimpers from May to July to allow the postlarval brown variety of shrimp enough time to grow since environmental conditions including several cold fronts in late winter and early spring hindered their normal cycles.
Kulakova MA, Cook CE, Andreeva TF (2008) ParaHox gene expression in larval and postlarval development of the polychaete Nereis virens (Annelida, Lophotrochozoa).
This undated composite image provided by the Biology Letters of the Royal Society shows, from top, tapetail postlarval stage of cetomimid whalefish off Cozumel, Mexico; adult male of cetomimid whalefish from the Gulf of Mexico; and juvenile female of cetomimid whalefish from the eastern North Pacific.