veliger

noun ve·li·ger \ ˈvē-lə-jər , ˈve- \
Updated on: 20 Mar 2018

Definition of veliger

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

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Origin and Etymology of veliger

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


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