\(ˈ)lär|vipərəs\ adjective
Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin larviparus, from New Latin larvi- + Latin -parus -parous
: bearing and bringing forth young that are larvae — used especially of specialized two-winged flies and some mollusks; compare oviparous, viviparous

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/lahr vip"euhr euhs/, adj. Zool.
producing larvae, as certain insects and mollusks.
[1805-15; LARV(A) + -I- + -PAROUS]

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larvipˈarous adjective
Giving birth to larvae
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Main Entry:larva

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