meaning of Brachiolaria

Brachiolaria meaning in General Dictionary

A peculiar early larval stage of certain starfishes having a bilateral construction and cycling by means of bands of vibrating cilia

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  • A peculiar very early larval stage of particular starfishes, having a bilateral construction, and cycling by way of groups of vibrating cilia.

Brachiolaria meaning in General Dictionary

(n. pl.) A peculiar early larval phase of certain starfishes, having a bilateral framework, and swimming in the form of groups of vibrating cilia.