urochordal

urochord

[yoor-uh-kawrd]
noun Zoology.
the notochord of an ascidian or tunicate, more conspicuous in the larva than in the adult and confined chiefly to the caudal region.

Origin:
1875–80; uro-2 + chord1

urochordal, adjective
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urochord (ˈjʊərəʊˌkɔːd)
 
n
1.  the notochord of a larval tunicate, typically confined to the tail region
 
n, —adj
2.  Another word for tunicate Also: urochordate
 
[C19: from uro-² + chord, a variant of cord]
 
uro'chordal
 
adj

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