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: a genus of small free-swimming pelagic tunicates shaped somewhat like a tadpole and remarkable for resemblances to the larvae of other tunicates


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variants or appendiculariae

taxonomic synonym of larvacea

Word History



New Latin, from Latin appendicula appendicle + New Latin -aria

New Latin, from Latin appendicula + New Latin -aria, -ariae

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“Appendicularia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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