noun tor·nar·ia \tȯ(r)ˈna(a)rēə\

Definition of tornaria

  1. 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. 2 capitalized :  any of various larval enteropneusts of which the adult is unknown —used as if a generic name Tornaria alba



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Origin and Etymology of tornaria

New Latin, from Latin tornus lathe, chisel + New Latin -aria — more at turn

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