ascidian


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ascidian

any PROTOCHORDATE of the class Ascidiacea (subphyllum Tunicata), such as the sea squirt, the adults of which are degenerate and sedentary. See also APPENDICULARIA.
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The freshly collected ascidian was soaked in methanol at the site of collection until workup.
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