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planula

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noun plan·u·la \ˈplan-yə-lə\

Definition of planula

plural

planulae

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  1. :  the very young usually flattened oval or oblong free-swimming ciliated larva of a coelenterate



Origin and Etymology of planula

New Latin, from Latin planus level, flat — more at floor


First Known Use: 1835


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