cephalochordate


adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the Cephalochordata.

noun

  1. any chordate animal of the subphylum Cephalochordata, having fishlike characters but lacking a spinal column, comprising the lancelets.

noun

  1. any chordate animal of the subphylum Cephalochordata, having a fishlike body and no vertebral column; a lancelet

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Cephalochordata

  1. A member of the subphylum Cephalochordata of the phylum Chordata, whose only living species are the lancelets. See more at lancelet. Compare hemichordate.

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