instar


in·star

noun \ˈin-ˌstär\

Definition of INSTAR

:  a stage in the life of an arthropod (as an insect) between two successive molts; also :  an individual in a specified instar

Origin of INSTAR

New Latin, from Latin, equivalent
First Known Use: 1895

in·star

noun \ˈin-ˌstär\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INSTAR

: a stage in the life of an arthropod (as an insect) between two successive molts; also : an individual in a specified instar

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