tunicate

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

tunicate (plural tunicates)

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

Adjective[edit]

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.

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tunicāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of tunicātus