glochidia


glochidia
the larval stage of mussels attaching to fish fins and gills and forming cysts

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Glochidium — Glo*chid i*um, n.; pl. {Glochidia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? the point of an arrow.] (Zo[ o]l.) The larva or young of the mussel, formerly thought to be a parasite upon the parent s gills. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English