larva (pl. larvae)

Lemma

larva (pl. larvae)

Etichetta di dominio

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Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

The active immature form of an insect, especially one that differs greatly from the adult and forms the stage between egg and pupa.1

Nota

[...],  stage in the development of many animals, occurring after birth or hatching and before the adult form is reached. These immature, active forms are structurally different from the adults and are adapted to a different environment.
In some species the larva is free-living and the adult is an attached or non-mobile form; in others the larva is aquatic and the adult lives on land. In forms with non-mobile adults, the mobile larva increases the geographic distribution of the species. Such larvae have well-developed locomotor structures. A larva sometimes functions as a food gatherer and has a well-developed alimentary system. 2

Contesto

The larvae develop in fermenting fruit, including spirits like beer and wine.3

Trascrizione fonetica

[lä:və]4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
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Abbreviazioni
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Etimologia

The term is derived from the Latin larva (plural larvae).5

Etichetta di paese
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Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Mon Mar 4 22:11:35 2013
Autore

Martina Ricciardi

Fonti

1 : «raquo;, /i:i], 28/02/2013,

2 : «raquo;, /i:i], 28/02/2013,

3 : «raquo;, /i:i], 28/02/2013,

4 : «raquo;, /i:i], 28/02/2013,

5 : «raquo;, /i:i], 28/02/2013,

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