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One entry found for larva.
Main Entry: larˇva
Pronunciation: primarystresslär-vschwa
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural larˇvae /-(secondarystress)vemacron, -secondarystressvimacr /; also larvas
1 : a young wingless often wormlike form (as a grub or caterpillar) that hatches from the egg of many insects
2 : an early form of any animal that at birth or hatching is very different from its parents <the tadpole is the larva of the frog>
- larˇval /-vschwal/ adjective

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