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Definition of Larva

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early wingless stage of an insect (Entomology)
Larva Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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evil spirit/demon/devil; horrific mask; model skeleton; ghost/specter/hobgoblin
Larva Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The early, immature form of any animal when more or less of a metamorphosis takes place, before the assumption of the mature shape.
  
(n.)
Any young insect from the time that it hatches from the egg until it becomes a pupa, or chrysalis. During this time it usually molts several times, and may change its form or color each time. The larvae of many insects are much like the adults in form and habits, but have no trace of wings, the rudimentary wings appearing only in the pupa stage. In other groups of insects the larvae are totally unlike the parents in structure and habits, and are called caterpillars, grubs, maggots, etc.
  
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larva
\lar"va\ (?), n.; pl. l. larv? (#), e. larvas (#). [l. larva ghost, specter, mask.]
1. (zo?l.) any young insect from the time that it hatches from the egg until it becomes a pupa, or chrysalis. during this time it usually molts several times, and may change its form or color each time. the larv? of many insects are much like the adults in form and habits, but have no trace of wings, the rudimentary wings appearing only in the pupa stage. in other groups of insects the larv? are totally unlike the parents in structure and habits, and are called caterpillars, grubs, maggots, etc.
2. (zo?l.) the early, immature form of any animal when more or less of a metamorphosis takes place, before the assumption of the mature shape.
larva
n : the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose


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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
(hypernym) animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
(hyponym) ascidian tadpole
Larva Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Marine Biology
A discrete stage in many species, beginning with zygote formation and ending with metamorphosis
Biological Control
The immature stage between the egg and pupa of insects having complete metamorphosis where the immature differs radically from the adult (e.g., caterpillars, grubs).
Catherine R. Weeden
Glossary of Entomology and Crop Protection
The immature stage between egg and pupa of insects with a complete metamorphosis. (see also: Nymph)
Larva Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A larva (plural larvae ) is a distinct juvenile form many  animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults. Animals with indirect development such as insects, amphibians, or cnidarians typically have a larval phase of their life cycle.

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Larva Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Rakefet
Larva (Latin) A ghost, phantom; used by certain Latin writers, such as Apuleius (2nd century), for the animal souls or astral-vital shells of deceased persons. Those shells which were more or less earth-bound and of grossly material character, and therefore baneful in their influence on living humans, were commonly called larvae, as distinguished from the lares, which were inoffensive or even friendly to the living. Larvae, therefore, are the astral and kamic remnants cast off by the disembodied ego in kama-loka, the shades or spooks, also including elementaries, all to be shunned by imbodied people, as they are without intelligence and conscience and invariably vampirize astrally and vitally those who give them the opportunity of doing so.