[ sef-uh-loh-kawr-deyt ]
/ ˌsɛf ə loʊˈkɔr deɪt /
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belonging or pertaining to the Cephalochordata.
any chordate animal of the subphylum Cephalochordata, having fishlike characters but lacking a spinal column, comprising the lancelets.
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British Dictionary definitions for cephalochordate
/ (ˌsɛfələʊˈkɔːdeɪt) /
any chordate animal of the subphylum Cephalochordata, having a fishlike body and no vertebral column; a lancelet
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cephalochordata
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Scientific definitions for cephalochordate
[ sĕf′ə-lə-kôr′dāt′ ]
A member of the subphylum Cephalochordata of the phylum Chordata, whose only living species are the lancelets. See more at lancelet. Compare hemichordate.
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