from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The small, free-swimming, ciliated aquatic larva of various invertebrates, including certain mollusks and annelids.
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- n. The free-swimming larva of some invertebrates that have a circlet of cilia
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A larval type found in many invertebrates and exhibiting many points of resemblance to an adult trochelminth or rotifer. Also termed trochosphere.
Once a free swimming sperm fertilizes the cells within the egg divide until they form a free swimming, larval called a trochophore (Porch, p469).
Once a free larva called a trochophore (Porch, p469).
Once a free-swimming sperm fertilizes an egg, the cells within the egg begin to divide until they form a free-swimming larva called a trochophore (Porch, p469).
Once a free swimming sperm fertilizes the egg the cells within the egg divide until they form a free swimming larval called a trochophore (Porch, p469).
Solenogastres develop via a trochophore-like lecitotrophic larva with a preoral apical cap that at least partly represents an enlarged prototrochal area.
Damen P (1997) Cell-lineage and clonal-contribution map of the trochophore larva of
The trochophore matures into a veliger, which is the second stage of its development.
The trochophore shows no resemblance to its parents for they lack a shell and are more round than flat.