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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.
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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
chordae tendineaestringlike processes in the heart that attach the edges of the bicuspid and tricuspid valves to the walls of the ventricles, preventing them from being forced back into the atria when the ventricles contract.
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