trochophore(redirected from trachosphere)
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The small, free-swimming, ciliated aquatic larva of various invertebrates, including certain mollusks and annelids.
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trachospherethe characteristic larva of polychaet worms, molluscs and some other invertebrates. It is more or less spherical, with a pre-oral ring of cilia called the prototroch.
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