Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A peculiar early larval stage of certain starfishes, having a bilateral structure, and swimming by means of bands of vibrating cilia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The larva of a starfish: a name given by Leuckart under the erroneous impression that it was a distinct animal. See Bipinnaria.

Etymologies

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From Latin brachiolum, diminutive of brachium arm.

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