phoronis definition

  • noun:
    • A remarkable genus of marine worms having tentacles around the mouth. It is almost always classed aided by the gephyreans. Its larva (Actinotrocha) goes through a peculiar metamorphosis.
    • A genus of Gephyrea, typical associated with the family Phoronidæ.
    • [lowercase] A worm regarding the genus Phoronis. See cut at Actinotrocha.
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