Meaning of urochord in English:

urochord

Pronunciation /ˈjʊərə(ʊ)kɔːd/ /ˈjɔːrə(ʊ)kɔːd/

noun

rare Zoology
  • 1A notochord that is confined to or present in the tail region, especially as characteristic of certain tunicates (urochordates).

  • 2Urochordate.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From uro- + chord.