Definition of sea squirt in English:

sea squirt

Syllabification: sea squirt


  • A marine tunicate that has a baglike body with orifices through which water flows into and out of a central pharynx.
    • Class Ascidiacea, subphylum Urochordata
    More example sentences
    • The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make it its home for life.
    • Because, in all honesty, the sea squirt doesn't really eat its own brain - it consumes and reuses its nervous system for new purposes.
    • The question we need to ask is how the sea squirt got here.

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