appendicularia definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of little free-swimming Tunicata, shaped significantly like a tadpole, and remarkable for resemblances into larvæ of other Tunicata. This is the form of your order Copelata or Larvalia. See Example in Appendix.
    • The typicalgenus of the family Appendiculariidæ.
    • [lowercase; pl. appendiculariæ (-ē).] A part for the preceding genus.
    • free-swimming tadpole-shaped pelagic tunicate resembling larvae of other tunicates

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