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Meaning of TUNICATE

Pronunciation:  'toonukit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  primitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord (a notochord) conspicuous in the larva
 

TUNICATE is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: urochord, urochordate
 
 See Also: appendicularia, ascidian, chordate, doliolum, larvacean, salp, salpa, subphylum Tunicata, subphylum Urochorda, subphylum Urochordata, Tunicata, Urochorda, Urochordata

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tu"ni*cate\, Tunicated \Tu"ni*ca`ted\, a. [L.
    tunicatus, p. p. of tunicare to clothe with a tunic, fr.
    tunica a tunic.]
    1. (Bot.) Covered with a tunic; covered or coated with
       layers; as, a tunicated bulb.
    
    2. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) Having a tunic, or mantle; of or pertaining to the
           Tunicata.
       (b) Having each joint buried in the preceding
           funnel-shaped one, as in certain antenn[ae] of
           insects.
    
    
  2. \Tu"ni*cate\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    One of the Tunicata.
    
    
 

 

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