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Chordata

Definition:

a phylum comprising true vertebrates and animals having a notochord

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Derivative:

chordate

Plural:

Chordata*
(* Chordata may be used in a singular or plural context)

Member of:

Animalia

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

modern Latin (plural), from Latin chorda (see "chord2"), on the pattern of words...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Chordate | Chordates | Chordata

deuterostome animals possessing a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail for at least some period of their life cycles. Taxonomically, the phylum includes the subphyla Vertebrata, including mammals, ... (36 of 3708 words, 10 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chordate

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Chordata

phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most ... (23 of 255 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0812053​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

Chordata

Syllabification: (Chor·da·ta) [zoology] | a large phylum of animals that includes the vertebrates together with the sea squirts and lancelets. They ... (20 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Chordata

Chordata [zoology]

a large phylum of animals that includes the vertebrates together with the sea squirts and lancelets. They are distinguished by the possession of a ... (24 of 65 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Chordata

Wiktionary:

Chordata

A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Deuterostomia -- animals having a notochord at some stage of their development. (17 of 19 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Chordata

Random House Dictionary:

Chordata [zoology]

the phylum comprising the chordates. (5 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/chordata

Collins Dictionary:

animal kingdom

a category of living organisms comprising all animals (8 of 485 words, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/animal-kingdom

Merriam-Webster:

animal kingdom

a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct animals (13 of 39 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/animal kingdom

Cambridge Dictionary:

the animal kingdom | animal kingdom

the group of all living creatures that are animals (9 of 15 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/the-animal-kingdom

American Heritage Dictionary:

animal kingdom

A main classification of living organisms that includes all animals. (10 of 13 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/animal-kingdom

New World Dictionary:

phylum | phyla [plural]

a major category in the classification of living organisms, especially ... | a language stock ; [loosely] a language family (19 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/phylum

Macmillan British Dictionary:

phylum [countable, science] | phyla [plural]

one of the groups that scientists divide animals into. It consists of several classes. (14 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/phylum

Britannica Encyclopedia:

chordate [animal phylum]

any member of the phylum Chordata, which includes the vertebrates, the most highly evolved animals, as well as two other subphyla--the tunicates and ... (24 of 1101 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/114462​/chordate

Encarta Dictionary:

phylum | phyla [plural]

a major taxonomic group into which animals are divided, made up of several classes | a large group of languages or language stocks thought to be ... (25 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725900​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

Chordata

Origin: modern Latin (plural), from Latin chorda (see "chord2"), on the pattern of words such as Vertebrata

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Chordata

Online Etymology:

Chordata

First use: 1880

Origin: Modern Latin, from Latin chorda "cord" + ending from Vertebrata.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=chordata

Wiktionary:

Chordata

Origin: Latin chorda ("chord, catgut, string")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Chordata

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Chordata

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Chordata"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Chordata"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Chordata

Google Dictionary:

Chordata

Audio: English pronunciation of "Chordata"

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