Definition of Sea squirt

1. Noun. Ascidian that can contract its body and eject streams of water.

Generic synonyms: Ascidian

Definition of Sea squirt

1. Noun. Any sessile tunicate, of the class ''Ascidiacea'', which squirts water from two openings when touched; they are filter feeders ¹

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Medical Definition of Sea squirt

1. An ascidian. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Squirt

sea serpents
sea shanties
sea shanty
sea silk
sea slater
sea slug
sea snail
sea snake
sea snipe
sea spider
sea spiders
sea spray
sea spurry
sea squab
sea squill
sea squirt (current term)
sea star
sea stars
sea starwort
sea steps
sea surgeon
sea swallow
sea tang
sea tangle
sea thongs
sea titling
sea toad
sea toads
sea trial
sea trials

Literary usage of Sea squirt

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1881)
"The assertion that the youthful sea-squirt, moreover, possesses first a rod-like body—called the notochord (Fig. 17, «)—only found besides in the young of ..."

2. Chapters on Evolution by Andrew Wilson (1883)
"The fact of vertebrate and sea-squirt relationship is worth dwelling upon, ... Like the youthful barnacle somewhat, the young sea-squirt attaches itself to ..."

3. Winners in Life's Race, Or, The Great Backboned Family by Arabella Burton Buckley (1882)
"But they were not always Diagram of the growth of a Sea-Squirt or stationary, as you Ascidian. ' / Aa, Young free swimming stage, a2, . . see them fixed to ..."

4. The Problem of Human Life: Embracing the "evolution of Sound" and "evolution by Alexander Wilford Hall (1880)
"Because, if the young sea-squirt can exhibit a well-defined rudimentär}' spinal column extending into a tail, not normal to the matured ..."

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