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tu•ni•cate



Pronunciation: (tOO'ni-kit, -kāt", tyOO'-), [key]
n.
Zool.any sessile marine chordate of the subphylum Tunicata (Urochordata), having a saclike body enclosed in a thick membrane or tunic and two openings or siphons for the ingress and egress of water.

adj. Also,tu'ni•cat"ed.
1. (esp. of the Tunicata) having a tunic or covering.
2. of or pertaining to the tunicates.
3. Bot.having or consisting of a series of concentric layers, as a bulb.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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