Instar definition

ĭn-stär
To stud with or as if with stars.
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A stage of an insect or other arthropod between one molt and the next.
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Any of the various stages of an insect or other arthropod between molts.
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To stud or adorn as with stars.
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To place as a star.
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A stage of an insect or other arthropod between one molt and the next.
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Any one of the several stages of postembryonic development which an arthropod undergoes, between molts, before it reaches sexual maturity.
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An arthropod at a specified one of these stages of development.
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(by extension) A stage in development.
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(archaic) To stud with stars.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
instar
Plural:
instars

Origin of instar

  • New Latin īnstar from Latin image, form

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin instar (“form, likeness”).

    From Wiktionary

  • in- +‎ star

    From Wiktionary