salp
also salpa noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, a kind of deep-sea fish, from Greek salpē Date: 1835 any of various transparent barrel-shaped or fusiform free-swimming tunicates (class Thaliacea) abundant in warm seas

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  • salp — [salp] n. pl. salp or salps 〚ModL < L, kind of stockfish < Gr salpē〛 any of an order (Salpida, class Thaliacea) of free swimming tunicates characterized by a barrel shaped body ringed with muscle and open at both ends: also called salpa [sal′pə]… …   Universalium

  • salp — [salp] n. pl. salp or salps [ModL < L, kind of stockfish < Gr salpē] any of an order (Salpida, class Thaliacea) of free swimming tunicates characterized by a barrel shaped body ringed with muscle and open at both ends: also called salpa… …   English World dictionary

  • Salp — (s[a^]lp), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of {Salpa}, or of the family {Salpid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SALP — See statutory adoption leave period. Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010 …   Law dictionary

  • salp — [salp] noun a free swimming marine invertebrate related to the sea squirts, with a transparent barrel shaped body. [Many species in the class Thaliacea.] Origin C19: from Fr. salpe, based on Gk salpē fish …   English new terms dictionary

  • Salp — Taxobox name = Salpida image width = 250px image caption = This image is the lobate ctenophore Leucothea pulchra and should be moved to Ctenophora. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Urochordata classis = Thaliacea ordo = Salpida… …   Wikipedia

  • salp — Any of various free swimming tunicates of the genus Salpa, of warm seas, having a translucent, somewhat flattened, keglike body …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • salp — noun Any of a group of free swimming tunicates of the genus Salpa Syn: salpa …   Wiktionary

  • SALP — salpingectomy; salpingography; serum alkaline phosphatase …   Medical dictionary

  • Salp. — Salpeter EN saltpeter …   Abkürzungen und Akronyme in der deutschsprachigen Presse Gebrauchtwagen

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