parachordal

adjective
para·​chord·​al | \-ˈkȯrd-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of parachordal 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: situated at the side of the notochord

parachordal

noun

Medical Definition of parachordal (Entry 2 of 2)

: either of a pair of cartilaginous rods that develop on each side of the notochord beneath the posterior part of the embryonic brain and participate in formation of the parachordal plate

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