eruciform
adj. [L. eruca, caterpillar; forma, shape]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Having a body shaped like a caterpillar: cylindrical body, well developed head, thoracic legs, and abdominal prolegs; see polypod larva.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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