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Chordata

noun pl Chor·da·ta \kr-ˈdät-ə, -ˈdāt-ə\

Medical Definition of CHORDATA

:  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
chor·date \ˈk(ə)r-ˌdāt, ˈkrd-ət\ noun or adjective

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