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Chordata, phylum Chordata(noun)
comprises true vertebrates and animals having a notochord
a comprehensive division of animals including all Vertebrata together with the Tunicata, or all those having a dorsal nervous cord
Origin: [NL., fr. L. chorda cord.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Phylum in the domain Eukarya, comprised of animals either with fully developed backbones (VERTEBRATES), or those with notochords only during some developmental stage (CHORDATA, NONVERTEBRATE).
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