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larvanoun [C]

uk   /ˈlɑː.və/ us   /ˈlɑːr.və/ plural larvae uk   /-viː/ us  
a form of an insect or an animal such as a frog that has left its egg but is not yet completely developed
larval
adjective uk   /ˈlɑː.vəl/ us   /ˈlɑːr.vəl/
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larvanoun [C]

us   /ˈlɑr·və/ plural larvae /ˈlɑr·vi/
a young insect that has left its egg but has not yet developed wings, or the young of some animals
(Definition of larva from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Malaysian larva…
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in Turkish kurtçuk, larva…
in Polish larwa…
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in Portuguese larva…
in Thai ตัวอ่อนของสัตว์…
in German die Larve…
in Catalan larva…
in Japanese 幼虫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幼体,幼虫…
in Indonesian ulat…
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