plural noun
Achor·​da·​ta | \ ¦āˌ-kȯr-ˈdä-tə, -ˈdā-tə \

Definition of Achordata

: an arbitrary subdivision of the animal kingdom including all animals lacking a notochord opposed to Chordata

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Other Words from Achordata

achordate \ (ˈ)ā-​¦kȯr-​ˌdāt , -​dət \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Achordata

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Achordata

New Latin, from a- entry 2 + Chordata

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“Achordata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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