Veliger
Veliger Vel"i*ger, n. [NL., fr. L. velum a veil + gerere bear.] (Zo["o]l.) Any larval gastropod or bivalve mollusk in the state when it is furnished with one or two ciliated membranes for swimming. [1913 Webster]

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  • veliger — /vee li jeuhr/, n. a larval stage of certain mollusks, intermediate between the trochophore and the adult form. [1875 80; < NL; see VELUM, I , GEROUS] * * * ▪ mollusk larva       larva typical of certain mollusks such as marine snails and… …   Universalium

  • Veliger — Ve|li|ger die; <zu lat. veliger »Segel tragend«, dies zu velum (vgl. ↑Velum) u. gerere »mit sich führen«> vorwiegend im Plankton frei schwimmende Larvenform der Meeresschnecken u. anderer Weichtiere (Biol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • veliger — noun Etymology: New Latin, from velum + ger bearing, from gerere to bear Date: 1877 a larval mollusk in the stage when it has developed the velum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • veliger — n. [L. velum, curtain; gerere, to bear] (MOLLUSCA) A larval stage with a ciliated swimming membrane or membranes; a free swimming young bearing a velum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • veliger — Free living larval form of some invertebrates, develops from the trochophore larva …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • veliger — ► femenino ZOOLOGÍA Forma larvaria de la mayoría de los moluscos …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • veliger — n. larval stage of some mollusks when developing the velum …   English contemporary dictionary

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