urochord

[ yoor-uh-kawrd ]
/ ˈyʊər əˌkɔrd /

noun Zoology.

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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Origin of urochord

First recorded in 1875–80; uro-2 + chord1

OTHER WORDS FROM urochord

u·ro·chor·dal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for urochord

urochord
/ (ˈjʊərəʊˌkɔːd) /

noun

the notochord of a larval tunicate, typically confined to the tail region

noun, adjective

Also: urochordate (ˌjʊərəʊˈkɔːdeɪt) Another word for tunicate

Derived forms of urochord

urochordal, adjective

Word Origin for urochord

C19: from uro- ² + chord, a variant of cord
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