tor·​nar·​ia | \ tȯ(r)ˈna(a)rēə \

Definition of tornaria

1 plural tornarias or tornariae\ -​ēˌē \ : a free-swimming larva that resembles a bipinnaria and is the immature form of an acorn worm or a closely related enteropneust
2 capitalized : any of various larval enteropneusts of which the adult is unknown used as if a generic nameTornaria alba

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tornarian \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗rēən \ adjective

History and Etymology for tornaria

New Latin, from Latin tornus lathe, chisel + New Latin -aria

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“Tornaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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