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Larvacea

Saltos de línea: Larv|acea
Pronunciación: /lɑːˈveɪʃə
 
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Definición de Larvacea en inglés:

plural sustantivo

Zoology
A class of minute transparent planktonic animals related to the sea squirts. They have a tadpole-like body which is typically enclosed in a gelatinoushouse’ that is regularly shed and replaced.
Example sentences
  • Within the urochordates, both genes placed Oikopleura (class Larvacea) as the sister group to all other urochordates.

Origen

modern Latin (plural), from larva.

Derivados

larvacean

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adjetivo& sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Ascidians and thaliaceans (which, along with the larvaceans, comprise the subphylum Urochordata) display a biphasic life-history with morphologically dissimilar larval and adult body plans.
  • This supposition is largely based on data which suggests that, within the urochordates, the directly developing larvaceans are most primitive and the other two chordate subphyla are exclusively directly developing.
  • Other more sophisticated jelly creatures include some mollusks and snails, and tunicates - sea squirts, salps and larvaceans.

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