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Chordata   Listen
noun
Chordata  n. pl.  (Zool.) A comprehensive division of animals including all Vertebrata together with the Tunicata, or all those having a dorsal nervous cord.






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... of the absence of anything in the nature of a skull, Amphioxus has been regarded as the type of a division, Acrania, in contrast with the Craniata which comprise all the higher Chordata. The ordinal name for the genera and species of Amphioxus is Cephalochorda, the term referring to the extension of the primary backbone or notochord to the anterior extremity of the body; the family name is Branchiostomidae. The amount of generic divergence ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia



Words linked to "Chordata" :   Tunicata, animal kingdom, kingdom Animalia, Urochordata, subphylum Urochorda, Cephalochordata, Urochorda, Animalia, chordate, subphylum Cephalochordata, Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Urochordata, subphylum Vertebrata, chordate genus, chordate family, Vertebrata, subphylum Tunicata, phylum



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