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On the dorsal side of the notochord; applicable particularly to that part of the brain developing dorsal to the cephalic part of the notochord.
[epi- + G. chordē, a chord]
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epichordal(ĕp″ĭ-kord′ăl) [″ + khorde, cord]
Located dorsad to the notochord.
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