Oikopleura

noun Oi·ko·pleu·ra \ˌȯikəˈplu̇rə\

Definition of Oikopleura

  1. :  a cosmopolitan genus of small tunicates (class Larvacea) with egg-shaped body and long tail

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Origin and Etymology of oikopleura

New Latin, from 2ec- + -pleura


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