- the notochord of an ascidian or tunicate, more conspicuous in the larva than in the adult and confined chiefly to the caudal region.
Origin of urochord
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- the notochord of a larval tunicate, typically confined to the tail region
- Also: urochordate (ˌjʊərəʊˈkɔːdeɪt) Another word for tunicate
C19: from uro- ² + chord, a variant of cord
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