stomochord

noun sto·mo·chord \ˈstōməˌkȯrd\

Definition of stomochord

  1. :  a structure in the proboscis of an enteropneust that has been construed as homologous with the chordate notochord

stomochordal

adjective

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of stomochord

stom- + -chord (as in notochord)


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up stomochord? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!