chorda chor·da (kôr'də)
n. pl. chor·dae (-dē')
A tendinous or cordlike structure.
They were developed from the worms by the formation of a spinal marrow and a chorda dorsulis.
In 1829 Baer discovered the human egg, and later the chorda dorsalis.
The sense of taste is often impaired from involvement of the chorda tympani nerve.
A small form is often found parasitic on chorda filum, spreading out horizontally like the hairs of a bottle brush.
Myriotrichia is a genus of small parasitical plants, the two British species of which grow chiefly on the sea thongs (chorda).
The chorda tympani and middle ear as guides to origin and development of reptiles.
In his criticism of the vertebral theory of the skull, Vogt started by defining the vertebra as a ring formed round the chorda.
A very small species (L. pusillus) with tufted green fronds grows parasitic on the fronds of chorda and the stems of Laminaria.
The heart existed as a simple pulsating vessel; and the chorda dorsalis took the place of a vertebral column.
This latter result is due to paralysis of the chorda tympani nerve, which is mainly responsible for the salivary secretion.