chordate

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chordate

 [kor´dāt]
1. an animal of the Chordata.
2. having a notochord.

chor·date

(kōr'dāt), Do not confuse this word with cordate.
An animal of the phylum Chordata.

chordate

/chor·date/ (kor´dāt)
1. an animal of the Chordata.
2. having a notochord.

chordate

(kôr′dāt′, -dĭt)
n.
Any of numerous animals of the phylum Chordata, having at some stage of development a dorsal nerve cord, a notochord, and gill slits and including all vertebrates, the hagfishes, and certain marine animals such as the lancelets and the tunicates.

chor′date adj.

chor·date

(kōr'dāt)
An animal of the phylum Chordata.

chordate

  1. any animal of the phylum Chordata, characterized by the presence of a notochord, hollow dorsal nerve cord and gill slits. The major subdivisions are the PROTOCHORDATES and the VERTEBRATES.
  2. of or relating to the Chordata.

chordate

1. an animal of the Chordata.
2. having a notochord.