planula


planula

noun, plural plan·u·lae [plan-yuh-lee] /ˈplæn yəˌli/. Zoology.

  1. the ciliate, free-swimming larva of a coelenterate.

noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)

  1. the ciliated free-swimming larva of hydrozoan coelenterates such as the hydra

Plural planulae (plănyə-lē′)

  1. The flat, free-swimming, ciliated larva of a cnidarian.

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