Outer covering of an animal typically consisting primarily of cellulose (tunicin) in addition to varying amounts of water, protein and carbohydrates. The tunicate is a characteristic feature of Tunicata [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascidiacea#Anatomy https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0030229073 ]

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definition

Outer covering of an animal typically consisting primarily of cellulose (tunicin) in addition to varying amounts of water, protein and carbohydrates. The tunicate is a characteristic feature of Tunicata

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UBERON:0011302

taxon notes

In some species tunicin occurs in small amounts. Some species calcium salts are deposited as spicules. In ascidians, the tunic is supplied with blood vessels.