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cord

 [kord]
any long, cylindrical, flexible structure; called also chord, chorda, and funiculus.
spermatic cord the structure extending from the abdominal inguinal ring to the testis, comprising the pampiniform plexus, nerves, ductus deferens, testicular artery, and other vessels.
spinal cord see spinal cord.
tethered cord a congenital anomaly resulting from defective closure of the neural tube; the conus medullaris is abnormally low and tethered by a short, thickened filum terminale, fibrous bands, intradural lipoma, or some other intradural abnormality. Surgical correction in infancy or early childhood is necessary to prevent progressive neurological deficit in the lower limb and bladder dysfunction.
umbilical cord see umbilical cord.
vocal c's see vocal cords.

chord

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Guppy explaining that he would terminate his little entertainment by standing treat at the play but that there are chords in the human mind which would render it a hollow mockery.
It was hard to believe, as he looked back over it, that the whole great span was incurably disabled, was already as good as condemned, because something was out of line in the lower chord of the cantilever arm.
Alexander, still standing at the end of the river span, saw the lower chord of the cantilever arm give a little, like an elbow bending.
Beginning with the basics of I and V chords in the preparatory levels, it builds to seventh and ninth chords, use of most major and minor keys, and challenging key changes in the final book.
For example, in the discussion of augmented sixth chords, Bengtson provides a very helpful music example showing the diatonic evolution of this chord (p.
There are three dominant 7th chords: Bb7 (I), Eb7 (IV) and F7(V).
In a new study, researchers from the Columbia University found that skilled improvisers are better than musicians with limited improvisational experience at distinguishing between chords that can be used interchangeably in a piece of music and chords that cannot.
The website is dedicated to provide nepali music videos along with lyrics and chords for popular songs.
Looking at chords in popular music, the author offers a philosophical-psychological harmonic theory of North American and British music from the rock era, about 1950 to the present, including punk, funk, folk, surf, soul, grunge, disco, emo, country, reggae, and new wave, among others.
Now in a newly updated and expanded edition, "Chord Master: How to Choose and Play the Right Guitar Chords" by Rikky Rooksby (a guitar teacher, songwriter, composer, and writer on popular music) is a chord dictionary that rather than just show chord shapes (which are all there in the Chord Matrix) also explains how to use chords, with information about the theory behind them, and attempts to answer the questions guitarists often have about chord shapes.
"Rise Again Songbook" is a treasure chest of words and chords for over 1200 well known traditional or folk songs.
In recent years some surgeons use ePTFE suture to create artificial chords, a subvalvular structure of the mitral valve.