Definition of Tunicate

1. Noun. Primitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord that is conspicuous in the larva.




Definition of Tunicate

1. a. Covered with a tunic; covered or coated with layers; as, a tunicated bulb.

2. n. One of the Tunicata.

Definition of Tunicate

1. Noun. Any of very many chordate marine animals, of the subphylum ''Tunicata'' or ''Urochordata'', including the sea squirts ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to these animals. ¹

3. Adjective. (anatomy) (botany) Enclosed in a tunic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tunicate

1. a small marine animal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tunicate

1. One of the Tunicata. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tunicate

tunica submucosa
tunica vasculosa
tunica vasculosa bulbi
tunica vasculosa lentis
tunica vasculosa oculi
tunica vasculosa testis
tunicae
tunicamycin
tunicaries
tunicary
tunicata
tunicate (current term)
tunicated
tunicates
tunicin
tunicins
tunick
tunicked
tunicks
tunicle
tunicles
tunicless
tuniclike
tunics
tunicwise
tunier

Literary usage of Tunicate

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1. Amphioxus and the Ancestry of the Vertebrates by Arthur Willey (1894)
"Comparison of tunicate Eye with the Pineal Eye. The tunicate eye, however, differs essentially from the paired eyes of the craniate Vertebrates in that the ..."

2. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"Hence, while the adult tunicate shows certain Amphioxus-like characteristics, it is the larva in which these are particularly emphasized, for in this stage ..."

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