Definition of Larvacea in English:

Larvacea

plural noun

Zoology
  • A class of minute transparent planktonic animals related to the sea squirts. They have a tadpole-like body which is typically enclosed in a gelatinous ‘house’ that is regularly shed and replaced.

    • ‘Within the urochordates, both genes placed Oikopleura (class Larvacea) as the sister group to all other urochordates.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from larva.

Pronunciation:

Larvacea

/lɑːˈveɪʃə/