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chordate

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

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

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