Definitions for "CHORDATE"
Keywords:  notochord, gill, slits, dorsal, phylum
Clade of animal distinguished by a notochord, dorsal nerve cord, and pharyngeal gill slits. Placed with this clade is the clade Vertebrata.
any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
KOR-dayt Animal with a notochord, hollow nerve cord, and gill slits. 513
Keywords:  characteristic, relating
of or relating to or characteristic of the Chordata