Pyrosoma

noun
Py·​ro·​so·​ma | \ ˌpīrəˈsōmə \

Definition of Pyrosoma

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a genus (coextensive with the family Pyrosomatidae of the class Ascidiacea) of chiefly tropical free-swimming brilliantly bioluminescent pelagic compound tunicates whose colony forms a hollow cylinder that is closed at one end and is often several feet long

Pyrosoma

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Definition of Pyrosoma (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of babesia

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History and Etymology for Pyrosoma

Noun

New Latin, from pyr- + -soma

New Latin, from pyr- + -soma

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“Pyrosoma.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pyrosoma. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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