Difference between revisions of "vibraculum"

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|lexical category=noun; plural <b>vibracula</b>
 
|lexical category=noun; plural <b>vibracula</b>
 
|etymology=Latin diminutive <i>vibrare</i>, to vibrate
 
|etymology=Latin diminutive <i>vibrare</i>, to vibrate
|definition=([[Bryozoa]]: Gymnolaemata) A heterozooid with the operculum in the form of a long bristle or seta between pivots, supposedly used to sweep away detritus and settling larvae.
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|definition=([[Bryozoa]]: [[Gymnolaemata]]) A [[heterozooid]] with the [[operculum]] in the form of a long [[bristle]] or [[seta]] between pivots, supposedly used to sweep away [[detritus]] and settling larvae.
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Revision as of 23:42, 13 September 2013

vibraculum (noun; plural vibracula; Latin diminutive vibrare, to vibrate): (Bryozoa: Gymnolaemata) A heterozooid with the operculum in the form of a long bristle or seta between pivots, supposedly used to sweep away detritus and settling larvae.