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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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Humans are part of a group of animals called chordates, whose defining feature is a rod of cartilage that runs lengthwise along the middle of their body, under their spinal chord.
At some point in their development from embryo to adult, all chordates have a "notocord", a flexible rod supporting a nerve cord running down the back.
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.
In the case of amphibian phylogeny, this may be reflected by the rearrangement of cellular organization toward tridermic organisms and within this process the evolution of early chordate life forms.
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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).
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