larvate

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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larvate lar·vate (lär'vāt')
adj.
Being masked or concealed, as a of a disease that has undeveloped, absent, or atypical symptoms.

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larval

stage n. Describes a period of monomaniacal concentration on coding apparently passed through by all fledgling hackers. Common symptoms include the perpetration of more than one 36-hour hacking run in a given week; neglect of all other activities including usual basics like food, sleep, and personal hygiene; and a chronic case of advanced bleary-eye. Can last from 6 months to 2 years, the apparent median being around 18 months. A few so afflicted never resume a more `normal' life, but the ordeal seems to be necessary to produce really wizardly (as opposed to merely competent) programmers. See also wannabee. A less protracted and intense version of larval stage (typically lasting about a month) may recur when one is learning a new OS or programming language.
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