chordate chordate

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
  2. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of the Chordata

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Usage(s):

  • For example, the chordate phylum includes mammals, birds and fish.

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  • Methinks it is like a fox terrier [Pharyngula]

    I’ve had, off and on, a minor obsession with a particular number. That number is 210. Look for it in any review of evolutionary complexity; some number in the 200+ range will get trotted out as the estimated number of cell types in a chordate/vertebrate/mammal/human, and it will typically be touted as the peak number…
    on November 9, 2013     Source: ScienceBlogs

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