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ascidian

Line breaks: as¦cid|ian
Pronunciation: /əˈsɪdɪən
 
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Definition of ascidian in English:

noun

Zoology
A sea squirt.
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'.

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