urochordate
noun Etymology: New Latin Urochordata, former group name, from 2ur- + chordatus having a notochord, from chorda notochord, from Latin, string, cord — more at cord Date: 1948 tunicateurochordate adjective

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  • urochordate — /yoor euh kawr dayt/, Zool. adj. 1. having a urochord. n. 2. a urochordate animal. [1945 50; < NL Urochordata; see URO 2, CHORD1, ATA1] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • urochordate — noun Any marine invertebrate of the subphylum Urochordata; the sea squirts Syn: tunicate …   Wiktionary

  • urochordate — uro·chor·date (u ro korґdāt) any member of the Urochordata; called also tunicate …   Medical dictionary

  • urochordate — [ˌjʊərə(ʊ) kɔ:deɪt] noun Zoology a marine invertebrate of the subphylum Urochordata, which comprises the tunicates. Origin from mod. L. Urochordata, from uro 2 + Chordata (see chordate) …   English new terms dictionary

  • urochordate — uro·chor·date …   English syllables

  • urochordate — u•ro•chor•date [[t]ˌyʊər əˈkɔr deɪt[/t]] adj. 1) ivt zool. having a urochord 2) zool. tunicate • Etymology: 1945–50; < NL Urochordata; see uro II, chord I, ata …   From formal English to slang

  • Vetulicolia — Taxobox fossil range = Cambrian regnum = Animalia superphylum = ?Deuterostomia phylum = Vetulicolia phylum authority = Shu, et al. 2001 ordo = Vetulicolida subdivision ranks = Families subdivision = * Didazoonidae * VetulicolidaeVetulicolia is an …   Wikipedia

  • Vetulicola — Taxobox name = Vetulicola fossil range = Cambrian image caption = Vetulicola cuneata regnum = Animalia superphylum = Deuterostomia phylum = Vetulicolia phylum authority = Shu, et al. 2001 familia = Vetulicolidae genus = Vetulicola subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • tunicate — /tooh ni kit, kayt , tyooh /, n. 1. Zool. any sessile marine chordate of the subphylum Tunicata (Urochordata), having a saclike body enclosed in a thick membrane or tunic and two openings or siphons for the ingress and egress of water. adj. Also …   Universalium

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