Brachiolaria


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Brach`i`o`la´ri`a


n. pl.1.(Zool.) A peculiar early larval stage of certain starfishes, having a bilateral structure, and swimming by means of bands of vibrating cilia.
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Surgically bisected late bipinnaria/early brachiolaria larvae were either starved, fed three concentrations of monospecific diets of the phytoplankton Chactocerous calcitrans.