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ascidian Syllabification: as·cid·i·an
Pronunciation: /əˈsidēən/

Definition of ascidian in English:

noun

Zoology
A sea squirt.
  • Phylum Chordata, Subphylum Urochordata, class Ascidiacea
Example sentences
  • Above, a seastar fish swims amongst a garden of ascidians and soft corals.
  • Some organisms, such as nematodes and ascidians, have a remarkably precise pattern of cell divisions in early development.
  • Boulders are infested with black tree corals, mussels, cowrie shells, soft and hard corals and ascidians.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin plural Ascidia (genus name), from Greek askidion, diminutive of askos 'wineskin'.

Words that rhyme with ascidian

Derridean, Dravidian, enchiridion, Euclidean, Floridian, Gideon, Lydian, meridian, Numidian, obsidian, Pisidian, quotidian, viridian

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