n 1 : any of various hemimetabolous insects in an immature stage and esp. a late larva (as of a true bug) in which rudiments of the wings and genitalia are present : broadly : any insect larva that differs chiefly in size and degree of differentiation from the imago 2 : a mite or tick in the first eight-legged form that immediately follows the last larval molt 3 : a nymphal stage in the life cycle of an insect or acarid nymph*al adj
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