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larva

noun [C] uk   /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 developedThe development and parts of insects
larval
adjective uk   /-vəl/ us  
The development and parts of insects
(Definition of larva from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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