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Chordata

[ kawr-dey-tuh, -dah- ]
/ kɔrˈdeɪ tə, -ˈdɑ- /
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noun Zoology.
the phylum comprising the chordates.
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Origin of Chordata

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

Chordata
[ kôr-dātə ]

n.
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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