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tornaria

[tawr-nair-ee-uh] /tɔrˈnɛər i ə/
noun, plural tornarias, tornariae
[tawr-nair-ee-ee] /tɔrˈnɛər iˌi/ (Show IPA)
1.
the ciliated, free-swimming larva of certain hemichordates.
Origin of tornaria
1885-1890
1885-90; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin torn(us) lathe (< Greek tórnos) + -āria -aria
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