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noun, plural au·ric·u·lar·i·ae [aw-rik-yuh-lair-ee-ee] /ɔˌrɪk yəˈlɛər iˌi/, au·ric·u·lar·i·as.
  1. the bilaterally symmetrical, ciliated larva of a holothurian.
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Origin of auricularia

From New Latin; see origin at auricle, -aria
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Examples from the Web for auricularia

Historical Examples of auricularia

  • With a few exceptions the Auricularia type of larva is common to the Holothuria.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • The presence of two rings instead of one distinguishes the Bipinnaria from the Auricularia.