Etymology

1. instar

noun. an insect or other arthropod between molts.

Etymology

  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
  • instar (Latin)
  • star (English)
  • sterre (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word instar


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you wait until the third instar, you will notice a size difference between the males and females.

2. Adjective
The newly hatched first instar larvae have two rear bristles, or whiskers, while all later larval developments have four rear bristles.

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