a larval stage of certain mollusks, intermediate between the trochophore and the adult form.
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How to use veliger in a sentence
E, The trochosphere passing to the veliger stage, dorsal view showing the formation of the primitive shell-sac.
Except in Oncidium, there is no longer a veliger stage in development.
There is a veliger stage in development, but the velum is reduced.
It is purely a larval organ, disappearing before the close of the veliger stage.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4) | Francis Maitland Balfour
Trochosphere and veliger stages of development are consequently not recognizable.
British Dictionary definitions for veliger
the free-swimming larva of many molluscs, having a rudimentary shell and a ciliated velum used for feeding and locomotion
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