Definition of Salpa

1. Noun. Minute floating marine tunicate having a transparent body with an opening at each end.

Exact synonyms: Salp
Generic synonyms: Tunicate, Urochord, Urochordate
Group relationships: Genus Salpa



Definition of Salpa

1. n. A genus of transparent, tubular, free-swimming oceanic tunicates found abundantly in all the warmer latitudes. See Illustration in Appendix.

Definition of Salpa

1. Noun. salp ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Salpa

1. a free-swimming tunicate [n -PAE or -PAS]

Medical Definition of Salpa

1. Origin: NL., cf. L. Salpa a kind of stockfish. A genus of transparent, tubular, free-swimming oceanic tunicates found abundantly in all the warmer latitudes. Each species exists in two distinct forms, one of which lives solitary, and produces, by budding from an internal organ, a series of the other kind. These are united together, side by side, so as to form a chain, or cluster, often of large size. Each of the individuals composing the chain carries a single egg, which develops into the solitary kind. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Salpa

saloon keeper
saloonkeeper
saloonkeepers
saloonkeeping
saloonlike
saloons
saloop
saloops
salop
salopettes
salopian
salops
salorthids
salp
salpa (current term)
salpae
salpas
salpian
salpians
salpicon
salpicons
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salpids
salpiform
salpiglosses
salpiglossis
salping-
salpingectomies
salpingectomy

Literary usage of Salpa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1898)
"I have elsewhere mentioned the liability to deception in salpa from a similar ... salpa B. Fig. 3. Dorsal view of salpa A, the muscular bands being omitted. ..."

2. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1898)
"I have elsewhere mentioned the liability to deception in salpa from a similar ... salpa B. Fig. 3. Dorsal view of salpa A, the muscular bands being omitted. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The ova (always few in number, usually only one) appear at a very early period iu the developing chain salpa, while it is still a part of the ..."

4. Zoology for High Schools and Colleges by Alpheus Spring Packard (1881)
"Thus the salpa reproduces parthenogenetically as in some Crustacea and ... In 1819 Chamisso stated "that u salpa mother is not like its daughter or its own ..."

5. On the Alternation of Generations; Or The Propagation and Development of by Johannes Japetus Sm. Steenstrup (1845)
"Thus the salpa may he divided into two classes, the associated and the solitary. With regard to these strange creatures, Chamisso* made the curious ..."

6. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1898)
"I have elsewhere mentioned the liability to deception in salpa from a similar ... salpa B. Fig. 3. Dorsal view of salpa A, the muscular bands being omitted. ..."

7. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1898)
"I have elsewhere mentioned the liability to deception in salpa from a similar ... salpa B. Fig. 3. Dorsal view of salpa A, the muscular bands being omitted. ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The ova (always few in number, usually only one) appear at a very early period iu the developing chain salpa, while it is still a part of the ..."

9. Zoology for High Schools and Colleges by Alpheus Spring Packard (1881)
"Thus the salpa reproduces parthenogenetically as in some Crustacea and ... In 1819 Chamisso stated "that u salpa mother is not like its daughter or its own ..."

10. On the Alternation of Generations; Or The Propagation and Development of by Johannes Japetus Sm. Steenstrup (1845)
"Thus the salpa may he divided into two classes, the associated and the solitary. With regard to these strange creatures, Chamisso* made the curious ..."

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