Molgula

noun

Mol·​gu·​la
ˈmälgyələ
: a cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Molgulidae) of almost spherical ascidians with long siphons and a thin somewhat transparent tunic
molgulid
-lə̇d
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek molgos hide, skin + New Latin -ula; perhaps akin to Old High German malaha leather bag, Old Norse malr bag

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“Molgula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Molgula. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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