chorda [kôr′də] n. pl. chor•dae (-dē′)

  1. A tendon.
  2. A tendinous or cordlike structure.

Examples from the Web for chorda Historical Examples of chorda

  • In 1829 Baer discovered the human egg, and later the chorda dorsalis.

    The Last Link

    Ernst Haeckel

  • Myriotrichia is a genus of small parasitical plants, the two British species of which grow chiefly on the sea thongs (Chorda).

    Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils

    Peter Gray

  • A small form is often found parasitic on Chorda filum, spreading out horizontally like the hairs of a bottle brush.

    Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils

    Peter Gray

  • The chorda tympani and middle ear as guides to origin and development of reptiles.

    The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles

    Richard C. Fox

  • A very small species (L. pusillus) with tufted green fronds grows parasitic on the fronds of Chorda and the stems of Laminaria.

    The Sea Shore

    William S. Furneaux

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