Definitions for veligerˈvi lɪ dʒər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ve•li•gerˈvi lɪ dʒər(n.)

  1. a larval stage of certain mollusks, intermediate between the trochophore and the adult form.

    Category: Invertebrates

Origin of veliger:

1875–80

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veliger(noun)

    any larval gastropod or bivalve mollusk in the state when it is furnished with one or two ciliated membranes for swimming

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  1. Veliger

    A veliger is the planktonic larva of many kinds of sea snails and freshwater snails, marine and freshwater gastropod molluscs, as well as most bivalve molluscs and tusk shells.

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