2. (Zoöl.) The early, immature form of any animal when more or less of a metamorphosis takes place,
before the assumption of the mature shape.
(Lar"val) a. [L. larvalis ghostly. See Larva.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to a larva.
(||Lar*va"li*a) n. pl. [NL. See Larval.] (Zoöl.) An order of Tunicata, including Appendicularia,
and allied genera; so called because certain larval features are retained by them through life. Called
also Copelata. See Appendicularia.
(Lar"va*ted) a. [L. larvatus bewitched. See Larva.] Masked; clothed as with a mask.
(Larve) n.; pl. Larves [F.] A larva.
(Lar"vi*form) a. [Larva + -form.] (Zoöl.) Having the form or structure of a larva.
(Lar*vip"a*rous) a. [Larva + L. parete to bring forth.] (Zoöl.) Depositing living larvæ, instead
of eggs; said of certain insects.
(La"ry) n. [Cf. F. lare sea gull, L. larus a sort of sea bird, Gr. la`ros.] A guillemot; called also
lavy. [Prov. Eng.]
(Lar`yn*ge"al) a. [From Larynx.] Of or pertaining to the larynx; adapted to operations on the
larynx; as, laryngeal forceps.
(Lar`yn*ge"an) a. See Laryngeal.
(||Lar`yn*gis"mus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. laryggismo`s a croaking. See Larynx.] (Med.) A
spasmodic state of the glottis, giving rise to contraction or closure of the opening.
(||Lar`yn*gi"tis) n. [NL. See Larynx, and -tis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the larynx.
(La*ryn`go*log"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to laryngology.
(Lar`yn*gol"o*gist) n. One who applies himself to laryngology.
(Lar`yn*gol"o*gy) n. [Larynx + -logy.] Systematized knowledge of the action and functions
of the larynx; in pathology, the department which treats of the diseases of the larynx.
(Lar`yn*goph"o*ny) n. [Larynx + Gr. voice.] The sound of the voice as heard through a
stethoscope when the latter is placed upon the larynx.
(La*ryn"go*scope) n. [Larynx + -scope.] (Surg.) An instrument, consisting of an arrangement
of two mirrors, for reflecting light upon the larynx, and for examining its image.
(La*ryn`go*scop"ic) a. Of or pertaining to the inspection of the larynx.
(Lar`yn*gos"co*pist) n. One skilled in laryngoscopy.
(Lar`yn*gos"co*py) n. The art of using the laryngoscope; investigations made with the
(La*ryn"go*tome) n. (Surg.) An instrument for performing laryngotomy.
(Lar`yn*got"o*my) n. [Gr. ; the larynx + te`mnein to cut: cf. F. laryngotomie.] (Surg.)
The operation of cutting into the larynx, from the outside of the neck, for assisting respiration when obstructed,
or for removing foreign bodies.