noun plural

Ceph·​a·​lo·​chor·​da·​ta -ˌkȯr-ˈdät-ə How to pronounce Cephalochordata (audio) -ˈdāt-ə How to pronounce Cephalochordata (audio)
: a subphylum or other major taxon of the phylum Chordata comprising the lancelets and characterized by extension of the notochord to the anterior as well as to the posterior end of the body

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“Cephalochordata.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Cephalochordata. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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