n. pl. chor•dae (-dē′)

A tendon.
A tendinous or cordlike structure.

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Examples from the Web for chorda

Historical Examples of chorda

  • In 1829 Baer discovered the human egg, and later the chorda dorsalis.

    The Last Link

    Ernst Haeckel

  • Myriotrichia is a genus of small parasitical plants, the two British species of which grow chiefly on the sea thongs (Chorda).

  • A small form is often found parasitic on Chorda filum, spreading out horizontally like the hairs of a bottle brush.

  • The chorda tympani and middle ear as guides to origin and development of reptiles.

  • A very small species (L. pusillus) with tufted green fronds grows parasitic on the fronds of Chorda and the stems of Laminaria.

    The Sea Shore

    William S. Furneaux