auricularia definition

  • noun:
    • The larvae of sea cucumber.
    • [Pl. auriculariæ (-ē).] A term put on an early on phase regarding the growth of the embryo of certain echinoderms, as those of the genera Holothuria, Synapta, etc., if it is ciliated. See Holothuridea.
    • [capitalized] In conchology, a generic title variously utilized: because, by De Blainville for a genus of acephalous mollusks; by Fabricius for a genus of gastropods.
    • [capitalized] A genus of fungi, style of the household Auriculariaceæ, having an irregular gelatinous just about ear-shaped sporocarp, with a smooth or somewhat, wrinkled hymenium. A. Auricula-Judæ is a common and extensively distributed types. See Jew's-ear.
    • kind genus of the Auriculariaceae
    • The larvae associated with water cucumber.
    • [Pl. auriculariæ (-ē).] A term placed on an earlier phase of the development of the embryo of certain echinoderms, as those of this genera Holothuria, Synapta, etc., when it is ciliated. See Holothuridea.
    • [capitalized] In conchology, a generic name variously used: because, by De Blainville for a genus of acephalous mollusks; by Fabricius for a genus of gastropods.
    • [capitalized] A genus of fungi, type of the family Auriculariaceæ, having an irregular gelatinous more or less ear-shaped sporocarp, with a smooth or notably, wrinkled hymenium. A. Auricula-Judæ is a type of and extensively dispensed species. See Jew's-ear.
    • type genus associated with the Auriculariaceae
  • noun-plural:
    • A kind of holothurian larva, with smooth, blunt appendages. See Illustration in Appendix.
    • some sort of holothurian larva, with soft, blunt appendages. See Illustration in Appendix.

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