tunicate

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin tunicatus, past participle of tunicare (to clothe with a tunic).

NounEdit

tunicate (plural tunicates)

  1. Any of very many chordate marine animals, of the subphyla Tunicata or Urochordata, including the sea squirts.

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AdjectiveEdit

tunicate (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to these animals.
  2. (anatomy, botany) Enclosed in a tunic or mantle; covered or coated with layers.
  3. (zoology) Having each joint buried in the preceding funnel-shaped one, as in certain antennae of insects.

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tunicāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of tunicātus

VerbEdit

tunicāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of tunicō