Definition of Chordate

1. Noun. Any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the Chordata.
Partainyms: Chordata

Definition of Chordate

1. Noun. A member of the phylum ''Chordata''; numerous animals having a notochord at some stage of their development; in vertebrates this develops into the spine ¹

2. Adjective. Of such animals. ¹

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Definition of Chordate

1. any of a large phylum of animals [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chordate

1. An animal of the phylum Chordata. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chordate

chorda obliqua
chorda saliva
chorda spinalis
chorda tympani nerve
chorda umbilicalis
chorda vertebralis
chorda vocalis
chordae tendineae
chordae willisii
chordate (current term)
chordate family
chordate genus

Literary usage of Chordate

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1. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"... chordate Animal«—Referring to our metaphor of the tree with its twigs as used in the chapter on classification we find the fishes with the higher ..."

2. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"But a very serious difficulty is met with when we proceed to try to derive the chordate nervous system from that of the Annulata. ..."

3. The Evolution of the Earth and Its Inhabitants: A Series Delivered Before by Joseph Barrell, Charles Schuchert, Lorande Loss Woodruff, Richard Swann Lull, Ellsworth Huntington (1918)
"The evidence points, therefore, to Chamberlin's conclusion, that the place of chordate origin was the flowing land waters, to which may be added as the ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"... or rather, one should say, the mean, of chordate development, and a full and connected account is given of its early development and organ- ..."

5. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1921)
"Apparently this is what has happened in the appendicularians among the tunicates and in the vertebrate branch of the chordate stock; possibly this process ..."

6. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"... shows certain striking chordate resemblances. The branchial orifices are similar in form and relations and remind one of the pharyngeal clefts of ..."

7. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1900)
"Among all the hypotheses * which have hitherto been advanced as to the origin of the chordate stock, that which derives it from the Annelida has at present ..."

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