What does chordate mean?

chordate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1885, noun and adjective, from Chordata.

chordate meaning in General Dictionary

of or associated with or feature associated with the Chordata

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  • any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column

Sentence Examples with the word chordate

In 1883-1886 Bateson showed by his embryological researches that the Enteropneusta exhibit chordate (vertebrate) affinities in respect of the coelomic, skeletal and nervous systems as well as in regard to the respiratory system, and, further, that the gill-slits are formed upon a plan similar to that of the gillslits of Amphioxus, being subdivided by tongue-bars which depend from the dorsal borders of the slits.

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