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tornaria

[tawr-nair-ee-uh]
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noun, plural tor·nar·i·as, tor·nar·i·ae [tawr-nair-ee-ee] /tɔrˈnɛər iˌi/.
  1. the ciliated, free-swimming larva of certain hemichordates.
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Origin of tornaria

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