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A marine tunicate which has a bag-like body with orifices through which water flows into and out of a central pharynx.
- ‘The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make it its home for life.’
- ‘The question we need to ask is how the sea squirt got here.’
- ‘Other more sophisticated jelly creatures include some mollusks and snails, and tunicates - sea squirts, salps and larvaceans.’
- ‘After 4 weeks they are growing and surviving well, but are being fouled by growth of sea squirts and algae.’
- ‘Because, in all honesty, the sea squirt doesn't really eat its own brain - it consumes and reuses its nervous system for new purposes.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.