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Definition of larva noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

larva

noun
/ˈlɑrvə/ larva pronunciation American
plural larvae
/ˈlɑrvi/ larvae pronunciation American
 
an insect at the stage when it has just come out of an egg and looks like a short fat worm larval
/ˈlɑrvl/ larval pronunciation American
adjective [only before noun]an insect in its larval stage