Chordata

noun plural

Chor·​da·​ta kȯr-ˈdät-ə How to pronounce Chordata (audio) -ˈdāt-ə How to pronounce Chordata (audio)
: 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
chordate noun or adjective

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“Chordata.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Chordata. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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