chordate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chordate of or relating to or characteristic of the Chordata
    • n chordate any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chordate Having the characters of the Chordata; pertaining to or resembling the Chordata: as, a chordate animal.
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Usage

In literature:

Vertebrates, or as they are sometimes termed Chordates, are distinguished from other animals by several important features.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Little is known about the ancient chordates that gave rise to the first vertebrates, but the descendants of other invertebrate chordates extant at the time still flourish in the ocean.
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