pedicellaria


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pedicellaria

(ˌpɛdɪsəˈlɛərɪə)
n
(Zoology) zoology one of the jaw-like extensions consisting of three pincers found on the body of echinoderms and used for defensive purposes
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To determine the protein and carbohydrate content of the juveniles after metamorphosis, four weeks after fertilization, (eight days after rudiment development and four days after pedicellaria had started to develop in well fed larvae), all the larvae that remained from the high concentration diet were pooled together and placed into 1-L beakers with water from the aquaria in which the adults were kept (about 30 larvae/ beaker).