cyphonautes definition

  • noun:
    • The free-swimming, bivalve larva of certain Bryozoa.
    • The larva of a gymnolæmatous polyzoan of this genus Membranipora: previously seen erroneously as a definite organism, and referred to a particular genus of rotifers by Ehrenberg.
    • The free-swimming, bivalve larva of certain Bryozoa.
    • The larva of a gymnolæmatous polyzoan of this genus Membranipora: formerly recognised incorrectly as a definite system, and regarded a special genus of rotifers by Ehrenberg.
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