trochophore
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek trochos wheel + pherein to carry — more at bear Date: 1892 a free-swimming ciliate larva occurring in several invertebrate groups (as the polychaete worms and mollusks)

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  • Trochophore — signifie « en forme de toupie ». Cet adjectif qualifie la morphologie des larves lophotrochozoaires (dont annélides, mollusques). La larve trochophore possède des cils au pôle apical, sur une plaque ectodermique. Elle possède également… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • trochophore — ● trochophore ou trochosphère adjectif et nom féminin Se dit de la larve nageuse des annélides, en forme de toupie, pourvue d un tube digestif, de deux couronnes ciliées locomotrices et d un pinceau apical. trochophore [tʀɔkɔfɔʀ] n. f. ÉTYM. 1904 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trochophore — [träk′ə fôr΄] n. [Gr trochos, a wheel (see TROCHE) + PHORE] a free swimming ciliated larva of several invertebrate groups, including many marine annelid worms, mollusks, brachiopods, and nemerteans …   English World dictionary

  • Trochophore — [ right|thumb|trochophore A episphere B hyposphere 1 ganglia 2 apical tuft 3 prototroch 4 metatroch 5 nephridium 6 anus 8 gastrointestinal tract 9 buccal opening 10 blastocoele] A trochophore (pronEng|ˈtrɒkəfɔər; also spelled trocophore) is a… …   Wikipedia

  • trochophore — /trok euh fawr , fohr /, n. Zool. a ciliate, free swimming larva common to several groups of invertebrates, as many mollusks and rotifers. [1890 95; < Gk trochó(s) wheel + PHORE] * * * ▪ larva also called  trochosphere        small, translucent,… …   Universalium

  • trochophore — n. [Gr. trochos, wheel; phora, bearing] An invertebrate free swimming larva found in many groups, marine turbellarians, nemerteans, brachiopods, phoronids, bryozoans, mollusks, sipunculids, and annelids, commonly pear shaped and provided with a… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • trochophore — Free living ciliated larval form of several different invertebrate phyla …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • trochophore — noun The free swimming larva of some invertebrates that have a circlet of cilia …   Wiktionary

  • trochophore — troch·o·phore …   English syllables

  • trochophore — troch•o•phore [[t]ˈtrɒk əˌfɔr, ˌfoʊr[/t]] n. zool. a ciliate, free swimming larva common to several groups of invertebrates, as many mollusks and rotifers • Etymology: 1890–95; < Gk trochó(s) wheel + phore …   From formal English to slang

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