chordate
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin chorda cord Date: 1897 any of a phylum (Chordata) of animals having at least at some stage of development a notochord, dorsally situated central nervous system, and gill clefts and including the vertebrates, lancelets, and tunicates • chordate adjective

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  • chordate — 1889, from CHORDATA (Cf. Chordata) …   Etymology dictionary

  • chordate — [kôr′dāt΄] n. [L chorda (see CORD) + ATE1] any of a phylum (Chordata) of animals having at some stage of development a notochord, gill slits, and a dorsal tubular nerve cord: the phylum includes the vertebrates, tunicates, and lancelets …   English World dictionary

  • Chordate — Chordata Temporal range: Early Cambrian – Recent, 540–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • chordate — /kawr dayt/, Zool. adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Chordata, comprising the true vertebrates and those animals having a notochord, as the lancelets and tunicates. n. 2. a chordate animal. [1885 90; see CHORDATA] * * * Any member of… …   Universalium

  • chordate — chor•date [[t]ˈkɔr deɪt[/t]] adj. 1) zool. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Chordata, comprising the true vertebrates and those animals having a notochord, as the lancelets and tunicates 2) zool. a chordate animal • Etymology: 1885–90; <… …   From formal English to slang

  • chordate — /ˈkɔdeɪt/ (say kawdayt) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Chordata, the phylum that includes the vertebrates and those animals (protochordates) that have a notochord, such as the lancelets and the tunicates. –noun 2. a chordate animal.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chordate — …   Википедия

  • chordate — 1. noun /ˈkɔːdeɪt,ˈkɔːrdeɪt/ A member of the phylum Chordata; numerous animals having a notochord at some stage of their development; in vertebrates this develops into the spine 2. adjective /ˈkɔːdeɪt,ˈkɔːrdeɪt/ …   Wiktionary

  • chordate — An animal of the phylum Chordata. * * * chor·date (korґdāt) 1. an animal belonging to the phylum Chordata. 2. having a notochord …   Medical dictionary

  • Chordate — Chor|da|te 〈[kɔr ] m. 17; Zool.〉 Angehöriger eines Tierstammes aus der Gruppe der Rückenmarktiere, deren Kennzeichen die Chorda dorsalis ist: Chordata; Sy Chordatier …   Universal-Lexikon

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