telotroch

telotroch

[′tel·ə‚träk]
(invertebrate zoology)
A preanal tuft of cilia in a trochophore larva.
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This photographically well-documented research report describes the development of an unusual telotroch (the free-swimming, re-colonizing stage) from a zooid that was broken-off from a spasmoneme-bearing, colonial, contractile, stalked Peritrich protozooan.