Meaning of glochidium

glo•chid•i•um

Pronunciation: (glō-kid'ē-um), [key]
— pl. -chid•i•a
  1. glochid.
  2. the larva of a freshwater mussel of the family Unionidae that lives as a temporary parasite in the gills or on other external parts of fishes.
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