chordamesoderm

noun

chor·​da·​meso·​derm ˌkȯr-də-ˈme-zə-ˌdərm How to pronounce chordamesoderm (audio)
 also  -ˈme-sə-
: the portion of the embryonic mesoderm that forms the notochord and related structures and induces the formation of neural structures
chordamesodermal adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin chorda cord + English mesoderm

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chordamesoderm was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Chordamesoderm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chordamesoderm. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

chordamesoderm

noun
chor·​da·​meso·​derm
ˌkȯrd-ə-ˈmez-ə-ˌdərm also -ˈmes-
: the portion of the embryonic mesoderm that forms notochord and related structures and induces the formation of neural structures
chordamesodermal adjective
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