from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chordate marine animal of the subphylum Urochordata; a tunicate.
  • adj. Having a urochord.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any marine invertebrate of the subphylum Urochordata; the sea squirts

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a urochord, as an ascidian; belonging to the Urochorda.

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


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