Definition of mesotrocha in English:

mesotrocha

(also mesotrochae)

noun

Zoology
  • Treated as plural. The ciliated larvae (collectively) of certain polychaete worms, characterized by one or more rows of cilia encircling the middle of the body.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Mesotrocha, former genus name from meso- + ancient Greek τροχός wheel, disc + -a.

Pronunciation

mesotrocha

/ˌmɛsə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊkə//mɪˈsɒtrəkə/