Definition of mesotrocha in English:

mesotrocha

noun

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

Pronunciation

mesotrocha

/mɪˈsɒtrəkə/ /ˌmɛsə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊkə/

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.