Chordata

noun plural
Chor·​da·​ta | \ kȯr-ˈdät-ə How to pronounce Chordata (audio) , -ˈdāt-ə How to pronounce Chordata (audio) \

Medical Definition of Chordata

: a phylum comprising animals having at least at some stage of development a more or less well-developed notochord, a dorsally situated central nervous system, and gill clefts in the walls of the pharynx and including the vertebrates, lancelets, and tunicates

Other Words from Chordata

chordate \ ˈkȯ(ə)r-​ˌdāt, ˈkȯrd-​ət How to pronounce chordate (audio) \ noun or adjective

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“Chordata.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Chordata. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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