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cat·er·pil·lar

(kat'er-pil'er),
The wormlike larval stage of a butterfly or a moth.
[M.E. catirpeller, fr. O.Fr. cate, cat, + pelose, hairy]
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caterpillar

(kăt′ər-pĭl′ər, kăt′ə-)
n.
1. The wormlike larva of a butterfly or moth.
2. Any of various insect larvae similar to those of the butterfly or moth.
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cat·er·pil·lar

(kat'ĕr-pil-ĕr)
The wormlike larval stage of a butterfly or a moth.
[M.E. catirpeller, fr. O.Fr. cate, cat, + pelose, hairy]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

caterpillar

the larva of any butterfly or moth (Lepidoptera).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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