Ascidiacea

plural noun
As·​cid·​i·​a·​cea

Definition of Ascidiacea

: a class of tunicates comprising simple ascidians, compound ascidians that reproduce by budding and remain connected together embedded in a common test, and certain atypical pelagic compound ascidians (as of the genus Pyrosoma)

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History and Etymology for Ascidiacea

New Latin, from Ascidia entry 1 + -acea

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“Ascidiacea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ascidiacea. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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