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[uro- + chord (from the notochord present in the caudal region of tunicates' larval stage ) + -ate.]
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u•ro•chor•date(ˌyʊər əˈkɔr deɪt)
1. having a urochord.n.
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|Noun||1.||urochordate - primitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord that is conspicuous in the larva|
chordate - any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
subphylum Tunicata, subphylum Urochorda, subphylum Urochordata, Tunicata, Urochorda, Urochordata - tunicates
ascidian - minute sedentary marine invertebrate having a saclike body with siphons through which water enters and leaves
doliolum - free-swimming oceanic tunicate with a barrel-shaped transparent body
larvacean - any member of the class Larvacea
appendicularia - free-swimming tadpole-shaped pelagic tunicate resembling larvae of other tunicates
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