urochordate

noun

uro·​chor·​date ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈkȯr-dət How to pronounce urochordate (audio)
-ˌdāt
urochordate adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Urochordata, former group name, from ur- entry 2 + chordatus having a notochord, from chorda notochord, from Latin, string, cord — more at cord

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of urochordate was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Urochordate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urochordate. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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