veliger

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noun ve·li·ger \ˈvē-lə-jər, ˈve-\

Definition of veliger

  1. :  a larval mollusk in the stage when it has developed the velum

Origin and Etymology of veliger

velum + -i- + Latin -ger “carrying, wearing,” nominal derivative of gerere “to carry, wear, perform” — more at jest


First Known Use: 1877


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