larvate

adjective lar·vate \ˈlärˌvāt\
variants: or

larvated

\-ātə̇d\

Definition of larvate

  1. :  covered or concealed by or as if by a mask

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Origin and Etymology of larvate

larvate from New Latin larvatus, from Latin larva mask + -atus -ate; larvated probably from Latin larva mask + English -ate + -ed


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