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Origin: L, a shed.

(Science: zoology) The free-swimming larva of sea urchins and ophiurans, having several long stiff processes inclosing calcareous rods.

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... rates for embryos of S. neumayeri were low, increasing from only 2 to 12 pmol O2 hour21 per individual during development to the four-arm, pluteus larval stage (22 days of development) (8). Once this pluteus larval stage was reached, respiration rates stabilized between 13 and 16 pmol O2 ...

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