rhabditiform larva

rhab·dit·i·form lar·va

early developmental larval stages (first and second) of soil-borne nematodes such as Necator, Ancylostoma, and Strongyloides, which precede the infectious third-stage filariform larva.
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The infective forms of Strongyloides are filariform rather than rhabditiform larva and do not have an esophagus that contains a corpus, isthmus, and bulb.