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noun plural Chor·da·ta \kȯr-ˈdät-ə, -ˈdāt-ə\

Medical Definition of Chordata

  1. :  a phylum comprising animals having at least at some stage of development a more or less well-developed notochord, a dorsally situated central nervous system, and gill clefts in the walls of the pharynx and including the vertebrates, lancelets, and tunicates


\ˈkȯ(ə)r-ˌdāt, ˈkȯrd-ət\play noun or adjective

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