• WordNet 3.6
    • n Chordata comprises true vertebrates and animals having a notochord
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Chordata (Zoöl) A comprehensive division of animals including all Vertebrata together with the Tunicata, or all those having a dorsal nervous cord.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chordata A primary division or subkingdom of the animal kingdom, containing all animals which have or have had a notochord, thus including the true vertebrates (also called Craniota), the leptocardians, or Cephalochorda, and the tunicates, or Urochorda.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. chorda, cord


In literature:

"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
We have not, however, explained yet what is the claim of Balanoglossus to be grouped with the Chordata.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay
Chordata, 259; classification of, 260.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In news:

Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Charadriidae Genus: Charadrius.
Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Genus: Ursus.
Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Sciuridae Genus: Cynomys.
Chordata Class: Aves Order: Cuculiformes Family: Cuculidae Genus: Geococcyx.
Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae Genus: Bartramia.
Chordata Class: Aves Order: Falconiformes Family: Accipitridae Genus: Buteo.

In science:

Acronyms in column 1 indicate kingdom and phylum the organisms belong to: AA - Animalia Arthropoda; AB - Actinum Bacteria; AC - Animalia Chordata; AN - Animalia Nematoda; FA - Funghi Ascomycota; PB - Bacteria Proteo; PM - Plantae Magnoliophyta.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
Miller 1995 Gymnotus maculosus, a new species of electric fish (Chordata: Teleosti: Gymnotoidei) from Middle America, with a key to species of Gymnotus.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species