Chordata


Chordata

Chordata [kawr-dey-tuh, -dah-] ExamplesWord Origin noun Zoology.

  1. the phylum comprising the chordates.

Origin of Chordata 1875–80; New Latin, equivalent to chord(a) (see chord1) + Latin -āta, neuter plural of -ātus -ate1 Examples from the Web for chordata Historical Examples of chordata

  • Perforating gills (of vertebrates and other chordata), 142, 144.

    Stories of the Universe: Animal Life

    B. Lindsay

  • Is such an element to be recognized in the head of the Chordata?

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • All the vertebrates are included in a single phylum—Chordata.

    Zoology: The Science of Animal Life

    Ernest Ingersoll

  • It may be convenient to shew in a definite way the bearing of the above speculations on the phylogeny of the Chordata.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • The epiblast in a large number of Chordata arises as a single row of more or less columnar cells.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • Word Origin and History for chordata Chordata

    1880, Modern Latin, from Latin chorda “cord, string” (see cord (n.)) + ending from Vertebrata.

    chordata in Medicine Chordata [kôr-dā′tə] n.

    1. The phylum of animals whose members have a single dorsal nerve cord and a notochord and gill slits during some stage in their development.

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