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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.

um·bil·i·cal cord

the definitive connecting stalk between the embryo or fetus and the placenta; at birth it is primarily composed of mucoid connective tissue (Wharton jelly) in which the umbilical vessels are embedded.

chorda umbilicalis

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.
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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.