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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

larva
(plural larvae). An active immature stage in an animal's life history when its form usually differs from the adult form, such as the grub stage in the development of a beetle or the tadpole stage in the life history of a frog [23]. See also metamorphosis; pupa.