Tornaria Tor*na"ri*a, n.; pl. {Tornari[ae]} . [NL., fr. L. tornare to turn.] (Zo["o]l.) The peculiar free swimming larva of Balanoglossus. See Illust. in Append. [1913 Webster]

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  • hemichordate — /hem i kawr dayt/, Zool. adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the chordates of the phylum Hemichordata, comprising small, widely distributed, marine animals, as the acorn worms. n. 2. a hemichordate animal, having a vertebratelike hollow nerve cord …   Universalium

  • tornaria — /tawr nair ee euh/, n., pl. tornarias, tornariae / nair ee ee /. the ciliated, free swimming larva of certain hemichordates. [1885 90; < NL, equiv. to L torn(us) lathe ( < Gk tórnos) + aria ARIA] * * * …   Universalium

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