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Urochordata

Line breaks: Uro|chord¦ata
Pronunciation: /ˌjʊərə(ʊ)kɔːˈdeɪtə
 
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Definition of Urochordata in English:

plural noun

Zoology
A group of chordate animals that comprises the tunicates.
Example sentences
  • Although this classification is widely accepted, some authors recognize three chordate phyla: Urochordata for the urochordates, Cephalochordata for the lancelets, and Vertebrata for the vertebrates.
  • For this reason, the three subphyla, Urochordata, Cephalochordata, and Vertebrata, will be treated separately.
  • Some zoologists would put the Urochordata closer to the Echinodermata, instead of within the Chordata proper.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from uro-2 'tail' + Chordata.

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