Definition of Thaliacea

1. Noun. Small class of free-swimming tunicates; sometimes classified as an order.




Definition of Thaliacea

1. n. pl. A division of Tunicata comprising the free-swimming species, such as Salpa and Doliolum.

Medical Definition of Thaliacea

1. A division of Tunicata comprising the free-swimming species, such as Salpa and Doliolum. Origin: NL. See Thalia. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thaliacea

thalattocracy
thalcusite
thaler
thalers
thalfenisite
thali
thalia
thaliacea (current term)
thalian
thalictrine
thalidomide
thalidomide baby
thalidomides
thalience
thalis
thallane
thallate
thallates
thallation
thallations
thallene
thalli

Literary usage of Thaliacea

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

1. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"The thaliacea have what is usually called an alternation of generations, ... Key to the orders of thaliacea: 17, Respiratory partition plate-like 1. ..."

2. A Student's Text-book of Zoology by Adam Sedgwick, Joseph Jackson Lister, Arthur Everett Shipley (1909)
"... they are said to arise from mesoderm. It is difficult to believe that this difference really exists. Order 2. thaliacea. ..."

3. Handbook of Zoology by Jan van der Hoeven (1856)
"ORDER I. thaliacea. Body prismatico-cylindrical, with two apertures opposite, sub- terminal. Covering pellucid, thin, rigid. Animals swimming freely ..."

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