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Chordata

[kawr-dey-tuh, -dah-]
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noun Zoology.
  1. the phylum comprising the chordates.

Origin of Chordata

1875–80; < New Latin, equivalent to chord(a) (see chord1) + Latin -āta, neuter plural of -ātus -ate1
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Chordata

1880, Modern Latin, from Latin chorda "cord, string" (see cord (n.)) + ending from Vertebrata.

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chordata in Medicine

Chordata

([object Object])
n.
  1. The phylum of animals whose members have a single dorsal nerve cord and a notochord and gill slits during some stage in their development.
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