tornaria

[ tawr-nair-ee-uh ]
/ tɔrˈnɛər i ə /

noun, plural tor·nar·i·as, tor·nar·i·ae [tawr-nair-ee-ee] /tɔrˈnɛər iˌi/.

the ciliated, free-swimming larva of certain hemichordates.

Origin of tornaria

1885–90; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin torn(us) lathe (< Greek tórnos) + -āria -aria
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