Chordata

[kawr-dey-tuh, -dah-]
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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

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Word Origin and History for chordata

Chordata

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

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Medicine 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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