Urochord
Urochord U"ro*chord, n. [2d uro- + chord.] (Zo["o]l.) The central axis or cord in the tail of larval ascidians and of certain adult tunicates. [Written also {urocord}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • urochord — [yoor′ə kôrd΄] n. [ URO 2 + CHORD1] 1. TUNICATE 2. Zool. the notochord when confined to the tail region in larval, and sometimes adult, tunicates urochordal adj …   English World dictionary

  • urochord — urochordal, adj. /yoor euh kawrd /, n. Zool. the notochord of an ascidian or tunicate, more conspicuous in the larva than in the adult and confined chiefly to the caudal region. [1875 80; URO 2 + CHORD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • urochord — noun a) a notochord that is limited to the caudal region; especially in the Urochordata b) any marine organism of the Urochordata …   Wiktionary

  • urochord — uro·chord …   English syllables

  • urochord — u•ro•chord [[t]ˈyʊər əˌkɔrd[/t]] n. zool. a notochord that is chiefly confined to the tail region, present in the larval stage of tunicates • Etymology: 1875–80 u ro•chor′dal, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • urochord — /ˈjurəkɔd/ (say yoohruhkawd) noun (in zoology) the notochord of an ascidian or tunicate, found mostly in the larva, or more conspicuous in the larva than in the adult, and confined chiefly to the caudal region. {uro 2 + chord1} –urochordal… …   Australian English dictionary

  • urochord — n. the notochord of a tunicate …   Useful english dictionary

  • urocord — Urochord U ro*chord, n. [2d uro + chord.] (Zo[ o]l.) The central axis or cord in the tail of larval ascidians and of certain adult tunicates. [Written also {urocord}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • urochordate — noun primitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord that is conspicuous in the larva • Syn: ↑tunicate, ↑urochord • Hypernyms: ↑chordate • Hyponyms: ↑ascidian, ↑salp, ↑salpa, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tunicata — Tu ni*ca ta, n. pl. [NL. See {Tunicate}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A grand division of the animal kingdom, intermediate, in some respects, between the invertebrates and vertebrates, and in modern classifications considered a subphylum of the vertebrates;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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