Trochophore

A trochophore (ɔər; also spelled trocophore) is a type of free-swimming planktonic marine larva with several bands of cilia. By moving their cilia rapidly, a water eddy is created. In this way they control the direction of their movement. Additionally, in this way they bring their food closer, in order to capture it more easily. == Occurrence ==
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trochophore

Free-living ciliated larval form of several different invertebrate phyla.
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trochophore

small, translucent, free-swimming larva characteristic of marine annelids and most groups of mollusks. Trochophores are spherical or pear-shaped and ... [3 related articles]
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trochophore

trochophore 1. The small, free-swimming, ciliated aquatic larva of various invertebrates, including certain mollusks and annelids. 2. The free-swimming, pear-shaped, generally translucent larval form of marine annelids, mollusks, and related invertebrates. Externally it has a prominent circlet of cilia, internally a complete digestive tract, a pa
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