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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.
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In the case of amphibian's phylogeny it's imply the rearrangement of the cells toward a tridermic organisms and within this process the evolution to early chordate life forms.
The neurobiology of the ascidian tadpole larva: recent developments in an ancient chordate.
Numerical values were assigned to the following categorical traits: leaf shape (0 = chordate, 1 = ovate, 2 = rhombohedric and 3 = hastate), flower pigmentation (0 = white, 1 = lavender), base of standard (0 = striped and i = smooth), bracteole size (0 = small, 1 = medium, 2 = large), bracteole shape (0 = cordate, 1 = lanceolate, 2 = ovate and 3 = triangular), and pod beak position (1 = central, 2 = placental).
A little more hazily, I recall highlights of my cellular journey long before the first chordate.
The researchers found the chordate species has, in fact, a complex brain, and they compared its development with how the brain evolved in vertebrates like chicks and fish.
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