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Animals that have a central nerve like the human spinal cord.
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notes for chordates
Chordates make up a phylum in the animal kingdom that includes all the vertebrates, along with some primitive wormlike sea animals. (See Linnean classification.)
Words nearby chordates
chordal, chordamesoderm, Chordata, chordate, chorda tendinea, chordates, chord chart, chordee, chording, chord of the sixth, chordophone
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How to use chordates in a sentence
Vertebrates, or as they are sometimes termed Chordates, are distinguished from other animals by several important features.
A larger portion of the guide is given to the chordates than is usually the case.A Guide for the Study of Animals|Worrallo Whitney