Parachordal Par`a*chor"dal (p[a^]r`[.a]*k[^o]r"dal), a. [Pref. para- + chordal.] (Anat.) Situated on either side of the notochord; -- applied especially to the cartilaginous rudiments of the skull on each side of the anterior part of the notochord. -- n. A parachordal cartilage. [1913 Webster]

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  • parachordal — Alongside the anterior portion of the notochord in the embryo; designating the bilateral cartilaginous bars that enter into the formation of the base of the skull. [para + G. chorde, cord] * * * para·chord·al …   Medical dictionary

  • parachordal — 1. adjective Alongside the notochord in the embryonic skull 2. noun Such a bar of cartilage that will form the base of the skull …   Wiktionary

  • parachordal — para·chordal …   English syllables

  • parachordal — I. “+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary para (I) + chordal : situated at the side of the notochord II. noun ( s) : either of a pair of cartilaginous rods that develop o …   Useful english dictionary

  • parachordal plate — n a cartilaginous plate that is formed of the fused parachordals and anterior notochord and gives rise to the ethmoid bone and certain other bones of the vertebrate skull called also basilar plate * * * basal p. (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • parachordal plate — an embryonic cartilaginous rod on either side of the notochord between the hind brain and the otic capsules, and which help form the skull …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • parachordal cartilages — the two cartilages at the sides of the occipital part of the notochord of the embryo …   Medical dictionary

  • parachordal plate — noun : basilar plate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basal plate — In anatomy, basal plate may refer to: * the portion of the neural tube ventral to the sulcus limitans; see Basal plate (neural tube) * the portion of the decidua basalis in the placenta; see Basal plate (placenta) * the fused parachordal… …   Wikipedia

  • Cartilage — Firm, rubbery tissue that cushions bones at joints. A more flexible kind of cartilage connects muscles with bones and makes up other parts of the body, such as the larynx and the outside parts of the ears. * * * A connective tissue characterized… …   Medical dictionary

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