neurochord

noun

neu·​ro·​chord
ˈn(y)u̇rə+ˌ-
: a prominent strand of nervous tissue : a nerve cord: such as
a
: the primitive chordate central nervous system (as in a lancelet)
b
: one of the very large longitudinal nerve fibers of various segmented worms

Word History

Etymology

neur- + chord

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“Neurochord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurochord. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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