Meaning of larva

lar•va

Pronunciation: (lär'vu), [key]
— pl. -vae
  1. the immature, wingless, feeding stage of an insect that undergoes complete metamorphosis. See illus. under
  2. any animal in an analogous immature form.
  3. the young of any invertebrate animal.
  4. malignant ghosts, as lemures.
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