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urochord

[yoo r-uh-kawrd] /ˈyʊər əˌkɔrd/
noun, Zoology
1.
the notochord of an ascidian or tunicate, more conspicuous in the larva than in the adult and confined chiefly to the caudal region.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; uro-2 + chord1
Related forms
urochordal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for urochordal

urochord

/ˈjʊərəʊˌkɔːd/
noun
1.
the notochord of a larval tunicate, typically confined to the tail region
noun, adjective
2.
Also urochordate (ˌjʊərəʊˈkɔːdeɪt) Another word for tunicate
Derived Forms
urochordal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from uro-² + chord, a variant of cord
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