[ yoor-uh-kawrd ]
/ ˈyʊər əˌkɔrd /
the notochord of an ascidian or tunicate, more conspicuous in the larva than in the adult and confined chiefly to the caudal region.
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British Dictionary definitions for urochord
/ (ˈjʊərəʊˌkɔːd) /
the notochord of a larval tunicate, typically confined to the tail region
Also: urochordate (ˌjʊərəʊˈkɔːdeɪt) Another word for tunicate
Derived forms of urochordurochordal, adjective
Word Origin for urochord
C19: from uro- ² + chord, a variant of cord
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