Etymology: Latin instarLatin, instar "form, likeness".
- Any stage in the development or lifecycle of arthropods, between molts.
- 1955: We avoided Tourist Homes, country cousins of Funeral ones, old-fashioned, genteel and showerless, with elaborate dressing tables in depressingly white-and-pink little bedrooms, and photographs of the landlady"s children in all their instars. " Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
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