<zoology> A group of Tunicata, often shaped like a two-necked bottle. The group includes, social, and compound species. The gill is a netlike structure within the oral aperture. The integument is usually leathery in texture.

Origin: NL, fr. Ascidium. See Ascidium.

(01 Mar 1998)

Aschoff nodules, ascidian, ascidiarium, ascidiform < Prev | Next > ascidiozooid, ascidium, ascigerous

Bookmark with: icon icon icon icon iconword visualiser Go and visit our forums Community Forums