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Meaning of tunicate

tu•ni•cate

Pronunciation: (t'ni-kit, -kāt", ty'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any sessile marine chordate of the subphylum Tunicata (Urochordata), having a saclike body enclosed in a thick membrane or tunic and two openings or siphons for the ingress and egress of water.
—adj.
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