Desor's Larva

Desor's larva

[də′zȯrz ‚lär·va]
(invertebrate zoology)
An oval, ciliated larva of certain nemertineans in which the gastrula remains inside the egg membrane.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Desor’s Larva


(named for the Swiss scientist E. Desor, 1811-1882), a pelagic or benthic larva of certain nemerteans that develop without the pilidium stage. Desor’s larva undergoes metamorphosis accompanied by the formation of the so-called imaginal disks, from which the skin and body of the young nemertean form. The larval skin falls off.

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