Brach`i*o*la"ri*a (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. L. brachiolum (bracch-), dim. of brachium (bracch-) arm.]

(Zool.) A peculiar early larval stage of certain starfishes, having a bilateral structure, and swimming by means of bands of vibrating cilia.

 

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