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veliger

Saltos de línea: ve|li¦ger
Pronunciación: /ˈviːlɪdʒə
 
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Definición de veliger en inglés:

sustantivo

Zoology
The final larval stage of certain molluscs, having two ciliated flaps for swimming and feeding.
Example sentences
  • Torsion takes place during the veliger stage, usually very rapidly.
  • Most marine bivalves go through a trochophore stage before turning into a free-swimming veliger larva.
  • The veliger usually metamorphoses in 5-6 days.

Origen

late 19th century: from velum + Latin -ger 'bearing'.

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