plural noun
Lar·​va·​cea | \ lärˈvāshēə \

Definition of Larvacea

: a class of small, free-swimming pelagic tunicates constituting Appendicularia and related genera, having a permanent caudal appendage supported by a notochord, being usually hermaphroditic, and lacking a metamorphosis

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New Latin, from larva + -acea

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“Larvacea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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