The very young, free-swimming larva of the cœlenterates. It usually has a flattened oval or oblong form, and is entirely covered with cilia.
offspring of medusae, the second free-swimming stage of a polyp's life cycle
The planktonic larval form produced by scleractinian corals and coelenterates.
(plan´ yew la) [L. planum: something flat] • The free-swimming, ciliated larva of the cnidarians.
the flat ciliated free-swimming larva of hydrozoan coelenterates
the free-swimming, ciliated larva of a coelenterate
Free-swimming larval stage of a coelenterate.