trochophore


trocho·phore

noun \ˈträ-kə-ˌfr\

Definition of TROCHOPHORE

:  a free-swimming ciliate larva occurring in several invertebrate groups (as the polychaete worms and mollusks)

Origin of TROCHOPHORE

ultimately from Greek trochos wheel + pherein to carry — more at bear
First Known Use: 1892

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