Meaning of ASCIDIAN in English

/euh sid"ee euhn/ , Zool.


1. any solitary or colonial tunicate of the class Ascidiacea, exhibiting in the larval stage the vertebrate characteristics of a notocord and hollow nerve cord.


2. belonging or pertaining to the class Ascidiacea.

[ 1855-60; Ascidi ( um ) a tunicate genus (see ASCIDIUM) + -AN ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .