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chorda

 [kor´dah] (pl. chor´dae) (L.)
a cord or sinew. adj., adj chor´dal.
chorda mag´na Achilles tendon.
chor´dae tendi´neae tendinous cords connecting the two atrioventricular valves to the appropriate papillary muscles in the heart ventricles.
Chordae tendineae of the posterior cusps of atrioventricular valves in a cross-section of the heart. From Dorland's, 2000.
chorda tym´pani a nerve originating from the facial nerve, distributed to the submandibular, sublingual, and lingual glands and the anterior two-thirds of the tongue; it is a parasympathetic and special sensory nerve.
chorda umbilica´lis umbilical cord.
chorda voca´lis vocal cord.

chor·da

, pl.

chor·dae

(kōr'dă, -dē), [TA]
A tendinous or a cord-like structure.
See also: cord.
[L., cord]

chorda

/chor·da/ (kor´dah) pl. chor´dae   [L.] a cord or sinew.chor´dal
chorda dorsa´lis  notochord.
chorda mag´na  Achilles tendon.
chor´dae tendi´neae cor´dis  tendinous cords connecting the two atrioventricular valves to the appropriate papillary muscles in the heart ventricles.
chorda tym´pani  a nerve originating from the intermediate nerve, distributed to the submandibular, sublingual, and lingual glands and anterior two thirds of the tongue; it is a parasympathetic and special sensory nerve.

chorda

[kôr′də]
a string filament such as a nerve or tendon.

chor·da

, pl. chordae (kōr'dă, -dē) [TA]
A tendinous or a cordlike structure.
See also: cord
[L., cord]

chor·da

, pl. chordae (kōr'dă, -dē) [TA]
A tendinous or a cordlike structure.
[L., cord]

chorda

pl. chordae [L.] a cord or sinew.

chorda magna
Achilles tendon.
chorda tendineae
tendinous cords connecting the two atrioventricular valves to the appropriate papillary muscles in the heart ventricles.
Enlarge picture
Ruptured chorda tendineae in a horse heart at necropsy. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
chorda tendineae rupture
causes acute, massive, cardiac insufficiency leading to congestive heart failure and an early death; called also detachment.
chorda tympani
a nerve originating from the facial nerve, distributed to the submandibular, sublingual and lingual glands and the anterior two-thirds of the tongue; it is a parasympathetic and special sensory nerve.
chorda umbilicalis
umbilical cord.
chorda vocalis
vocal cord.