larval

[lahr-vuhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or in the form of a larva.
2.
Also, larvate [lahr-veyt] . (of a disease) masked; not clearly defined.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin larvālis. See larva, -al1

postlarval, adjective
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larva (ˈlɑːvə)
 
n , pl -vae
an immature free-living form of many animals that develops into a different adult form by metamorphosis
 
[C18: (C17 in the original Latin sense: ghost): New Latin]
 
'larval
 
adj

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While in their larval stage, giant clams must swim and feed in the water column.
Because the larval biology of many beetles is so poorly known, there are probably even heavier species.
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