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planula

 [plan´u-lah]
a larval coelenterate.

plan·u·la

, pl.

plan·u·lae

(plan'yū-lă, -lē),
Name given by Lankester to a coelenterate embryo when it consists of the two primary germ layers only, the ectoderm and endoderm.
[L. dim. of planum, flat surface]

planula

/plan·u·la/ (plan´ūl-ah)
1. a larval coelenterate.
2. something resembling such an animal.

planula

the ciliated larva of coelenterates, which lacks a body cavity.

planula

a larval coelenterate.
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