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[kawr-dey-tuh, -dah-] /kɔrˈdeɪ tə, -ˈdɑ-/
noun, Zoology.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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1880, Modern Latin, from Latin chorda "cord, string" (see cord (n.)) + ending from Vertebrata.

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Chordata in Medicine

Chordata Chor·da·ta (kôr-dā'tə)
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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