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Definition of Tunicata

Tunicata n. pl. means: A grand division of the animal kingdom, intermediate, in some respects, between the invertebrates and vertebrates, and by some writers united with the latter. They were formerly classed with acephalous mollusks. The body is usually covered with a firm external tunic, consisting in part of cellulose, and having two openings, one for the entrance and one for the exit of water. The pharynx is usually dilated in the form of a sac, pierced by several series of ciliated slits, and serves as a gill.

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Tunicata n. pl. means: A grand division of the animal kingdom, intermediate, in some respects, between the invertebrates and vertebrates, and by some writers united with the latter. They were formerly classed with acephalous mollusks. The body is usually covered with a firm external tunic, consisting in part of cellulose, and having two openings, one for the entrance and one for the exit of water. The pharynx is usually dilated in the form of a sac, pierced by several series of ciliated slits, and serves as a gill.

Meaning of Tunicata

Tunicata (n. pl.) means: A grand division of the animal kingdom, intermediate, in some respects, between the invertebrates and vertebrates, and by some writers united with the latter. They were formerly classed with acephalous mollusks. The body is usually covered with a firm external tunic, consisting in part of cellulose, and having two openings, one for the entrance and one for the exit of water. The pharynx is usually dilated in the form of a sac, pierced by several series of ciliated slits, and serves as a gill.

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Appendicularia (n.): A genus of small free-swimming Tunicata, shaped somewhat like a tadpole, and remarkable for resemblances to the larvae of other Tunicata. It is the type of the order Copelata or Larvalia. See Illustration in Appendix.

Urochorda (n. pl.): Same as Tunicata.

Tunicate (n.): One of the Tunicata.

Tunicary (n.): One of the Tunicata.

Sea squirt (): An ascidian. See Illust. under Tunicata.

Ascidian (n.): One of the Ascidioidea, or in a more general sense, one of the Tunicata. Also as an adj.

Tunicated (a.): Having a tunic, or mantle; of or pertaining to the Tunicata.

Pharyngopneusta (n. pl.): A group of invertebrates including the Tunicata and Enteropneusta.

Ovicyst (n.): The pouch in which incubation takes place in some Tunicata.

Desmomyaria (n. pl.): The division of Tunicata which includes the Salpae. See Salpa.

Nucleus (n.): A visceral mass, containing the stomach and other organs, in Tunicata and some mollusks.

Ascidium (n.): A genus of simple ascidians, which formerly included most of the known species. It is sometimes used as a name for the Ascidioidea, or for all the Tunicata.

Endostyle (n.): A fold of the endoderm, which projects into the blood cavity of ascidians. See Tunicata.

Thaliacea (n. pl.): A division of Tunicata comprising the free-swimming species, such as Salpa and Doliolum.

Chordata (n. pl.): A comprehensive division of animals including all Vertebrata together with the Tunicata, or all those having a dorsal nervous cord.

Tethyodea (n. pl.): A division of Tunicata including the common attached ascidians, both simple and compound. Called also Tethioidea.

Subkingdom (n.): One of the several primary divisions of either the animal, or vegetable kingdom, as, in zoology, the Vertebrata, Tunicata, Mollusca, Articulata, Molluscoidea, Echinodermata, Coelentera, and the Protozoa; in botany, the Phanerogamia, and the Cryptogamia.

Acephala (n. pl.): That division of the Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells, like the clams and oysters; -- so called because they have no evident head. Formerly the group included the Tunicata, Brachiopoda, and sometimes the Bryozoa. See Mollusca.

Larvalia (n. pl.): An order of Tunicata, including Appendicularia, and allied genera; -- so called because certain larval features are retained by them through life. Called also Copelata. See Appendicularia.

Ascidioidea (n. pl.): A group of Tunicata, often shaped like a two-necked bottle. The group includes, social, and compound species. The gill is a netlike structure within the oral aperture. The integument is usually leathery in texture. See Illustration in Appendix.

Tunicata (n. pl.): A grand division of the animal kingdom, intermediate, in some respects, between the invertebrates and vertebrates, and by some writers united with the latter. They were formerly classed with acephalous mollusks. The body is usually covered with a firm external tunic, consisting in part of cellulose, and having two openings, one for the entrance and one for the exit of water. The pharynx is usually dilated in the form of a sac, pierced by several series of ciliated slits, and serves as a gill.

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Meaning of Appendicularia

Appendicularia means: A genus of small free-swimming Tunicata, shaped somewhat like a tadpole, and remarkable for resemblances to the larvae of other Tunicata. It is the type of the order Copelata or Larvalia. See Illustration in Appendix.

Meaning of Urochorda

Urochorda means: Same as Tunicata.

Meaning of Tunicate

Tunicate means: One of the Tunicata.

Meaning of Tunicary

Tunicary means: One of the Tunicata.

Meaning of Sea squirt

Sea squirt means: An ascidian. See Illust. under Tunicata.

Meaning of Ascidian

Ascidian means: One of the Ascidioidea, or in a more general sense, one of the Tunicata. Also as an adj.

Meaning of Tunicated

Tunicated means: Having a tunic, or mantle; of or pertaining to the Tunicata.

Meaning of Pharyngopneusta

Pharyngopneusta means: A group of invertebrates including the Tunicata and Enteropneusta.

Meaning of Ovicyst

Ovicyst means: The pouch in which incubation takes place in some Tunicata.

Meaning of Desmomyaria

Desmomyaria means: The division of Tunicata which includes the Salpae. See Salpa.

Meaning of Nucleus

Nucleus means: A visceral mass, containing the stomach and other organs, in Tunicata and some mollusks.

Meaning of Ascidium

Ascidium means: A genus of simple ascidians, which formerly included most of the known species. It is sometimes used as a name for the Ascidioidea, or for all the Tunicata.

Meaning of Endostyle

Endostyle means: A fold of the endoderm, which projects into the blood cavity of ascidians. See Tunicata.

Meaning of Thaliacea

Thaliacea means: A division of Tunicata comprising the free-swimming species, such as Salpa and Doliolum.

Meaning of Chordata

Chordata means: A comprehensive division of animals including all Vertebrata together with the Tunicata, or all those having a dorsal nervous cord.

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