dipleurula

noun di·pleu·ru·la \dīˈplu̇r(y)ələ\

Definition of dipleurula

plural

dipleurulas

\-ləz\ or

dipleurulae

\-ˌlē\
  1. 1 :  a hypothetical bilaterally symmetrical echinoderm larva sometimes regarded as a common ancestor of echinoderms and chordates

  2. 2 :  a larval echinoderm (such as a bipinnaria or an echinopluteus) —not used technically

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Origin and Etymology of dipleurula

New Latin, from dipleura bilaterally symmetrical organisms (from di- + -pleura) + -ula


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