appendicularia

noun
free-swimming tadpole-shaped pelagic tunicate resembling larvae of other tunicates
Hypernyms: ↑tunicate, ↑urochordate, ↑urochord
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Appendicularia

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Appendicularia /a-pən-dik-ū-lārˈi-ə/
noun
A genus of ascidians that retains the larval vertebrate characteristics which are lost in the more or less degenerate sea-squirts
ORIGIN: NL; see ↑appendix
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appendiculārˈian noun and adjective

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  • Appendicularia — Ap pen*dic u*la ri*a, n. [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of small free swimming Tunicata, shaped somewhat like a tadpole, and remarkable for resemblances to the larv[ae] of other Tunicata. It is the type of the order Copelata or Larvalia. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appendicularia — ⇒ Copelata …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • Appendicularia — Oikopleu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Appendicularia —   Appendicularia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Appendicularia — Appendikularien Oikopleura dioica Systematik Abteilung: Gewebetiere (Eumetazoa) Unterabteilung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Appendicularia — …   Википедия

  • appendicularia — ap·pen·dic·u·lar·ia …   English syllables

  • Appendicularia (género) — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Appendicularia (género) Clasificación científica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Appendicularia (Appendiculariidae) — …   Википедия

  • genus Appendicularia — noun a genus of chordates in the class Larvacea • Hypernyms: ↑chordate genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Larvacea, ↑class Larvacea • Member Meronyms: ↑appendicularia …   Useful english dictionary

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