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English definition of “larva”

larva

noun [C]     /ˈlɑː.və/ US  /ˈlɑːr-/ (plural larvae   /-viː/   )
a form of an insect or an animal such as a frog that has left its egg but is not yet completely developed The development and parts of insects larval     /-vəl/ adjective The development and parts of insects
(Definition of larva noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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