HyperDic: urochord

English > 2 senses of the word urochord:
NOUNanimalurochord, tunicate, urochordateprimitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord that is conspicuous in the larva
animalurochorda notochord of a larval tunicate typically confined to the caudal region
English > urochord: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningPrimitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord that is conspicuous in the larva.
Synonymstunicate, urochordate
Member ofUrochordata, subphylum Urochordata, Urochorda, subphylum Urochorda, Tunicata, subphylum Tunicatatunicates
Narrowerappendiculariafree-swimming tadpole-shaped pelagic tunicate resembling larvae of other tunicates
ascidianminute sedentary marine invertebrate having a saclike body with siphons through which water enters and leaves
doliolumfree-swimming oceanic tunicate with a barrel-shaped transparent body
larvaceanAny member of the class Larvacea
salp, salpaminute floating marine tunicate having a transparent body with an opening at each end
BroaderchordateAny animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
Spanishurochordate, urocordado
Catalanurochordate, urocordat
English > urochord: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningA notochord of a larval tunicate typically confined to the caudal region.
BroadernotochordA flexible rodlike structure that forms the supporting axis of the body in the lowest chordates and lowest vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
Spanishurocordio
Catalanurocordi

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