Appendicularia

Appendicularia

Ap`pen*dic`u*la"ri*a\, n. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of small free-swimming Tunicata, shaped somewhat like a tadpole, and remarkable for resemblances to the larv[ae] of other Tunicata. It is the type of the order Copelata or Larvalia. See Illustration in Appendix.
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appendicularia

noun
free-swimming tadpole-shaped pelagic tunicate resembling larvae of other tunicates 
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