from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various chordate marine animals of the subphylum Tunicata or Urochordata having a cylindrical or globular body enclosed in a tough outer covering and including the sea squirts and salps.
- adj. Of or relating to the tunicates.
- adj. Anatomy Having a tunic.
- adj. Botany Having a tunic, as the bulb of an onion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of very many chordate marine animals, of the subphylum Tunicata or Urochordata, including the sea squirts.
- adj. Of or pertaining to these animals.
- adj. Enclosed in a tunic or mantle; covered or coated with layers.
- adj. Having each joint buried in the preceding funnel-shaped one, as in certain antennae of insects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Covered with a tunic; covered or coated with layers.
- adj. Having a tunic, or mantle; of or pertaining to the Tunicata.
- adj. Having each joint buried in the preceding funnel-shaped one, as in certain antennæ of insects.
- proper n. One of the Tunicata.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology, coated; covered with tunics or integuments; specifically, enveloped in membranous integuments or tunics, as an ascidian; of or pertaining to the Tunicata; tunicated.
- In entomology, covered one by another, like a set of thimbles, as the joints of some antennæ.
- In botany, covered with a tunic or membrane; coated.
- n. A tunic.
- n. An ascidian, tunicary, or sea-squirt; any member of the Tunicata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. primitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord that is conspicuous in the larva
Latin tunicātus, past participle of tunicāre, to clothe with a tunic, from tunica, tunic; see tunic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin tunicatus, past participle of tunicare ("to clothe with a tunic"). (Wiktionary)