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Definition of "urochordate" []

  • A chordate marine animal of the subphylum Urochordata; a tunicate. (noun)
  • Having a urochord. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "urochordate" in a sentence
  • "On the left is a urochordate, an ascidian, a sessile, filter-feeding blob that is anchored to rocks or pilings and sucks in sea water to extract microorganismal meals."
  • "We show that the urochordate Ciona intestinalis, which split from the vertebrate lineage before the evolution of the lens, has a single gene coding for a single domain monomeric βγ-crystallin."
  • "They introduced the gene into human cells by inserting DNA taken from the urochordate Ciona intestinalis."