Veliger definition

vēlə-jər, vĕlə-
A larval mollusk that is free-swimming and has a velum.
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(zoology) The planktonic larva of many kinds of marine and freshwater gastropod molluscs, as well as most bivalve molluscs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
veliger
Plural:
veligers

Origin of veliger

  • New Latin vēliger Latin vēlum velum velum Latin gerere to bear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin velum a veil + gerere bear.

    From Wiktionary