Perichordal Per`i*chor"dal, a. Around the notochord; as, a perichordal column. See {Epichordal}. [1913 Webster]

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  • perichordal — Relating to the perichord. * * * peri·chor·dal (per″e korґdəl) [peri + chordal] around the notochord …   Medical dictionary

  • perichordal — peri·chord·al …   English syllables

  • perichordal — adjective see perichord …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epichordal — Ep i*chor dal, a. [Pref. epi + chordal.] (Anat.) Upon or above the notochord; applied esp. to a vertebral column which develops upon the dorsal side of the notochord, as distinguished from a {perichordal} column, which develops around it. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skeleton — skeletonless, adj. skeletonlike, adj. /skel i tn/, n. 1. Anat., Zool. the bones of a human or an animal considered as a whole, together forming the framework of the body. 2. any of various structures forming a rigid framework in an invertebrate.… …   Universalium

  • vertebrate — /verr teuh brit, brayt /, adj. 1. having vertebrae; having a backbone or spinal column. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Vertebrata (or Craniata), a subphylum of chordate animals, comprising those having a brain enclosed in a skull or cranium… …   Universalium

  • chordal — Relating to any chorda or cord, especially to the notochord. * * * chord·al kȯrd əl adj of or relating to an anatomical cord (as the notochord or spinal cord) used chiefly in combination <perichordal> chord·al·ly ē adv * * * chor·dal… …   Medical dictionary

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