chordata definition

  • noun-plural:
    • a thorough unit of animals including all Vertebrata alongside the Tunicata, or all those having a dorsal nervous cable.
    • a thorough division of creatures including all Vertebrata with the Tunicata, or those having a dorsal nervous cable.
  • others:
    • a main unit or subkingdom associated with the animal kingdom, containing all creatures that have or have had a notochord, therefore including the true vertebrates (also called Craniota), the leptocardians, or Cephalochorda, together with tunicates, or Urochorda.
    • A primary division or subkingdom of the animal kingdom, containing all animals which have or have had a notochord, thus including the true vertebrates (also called Craniota), the leptocardians, or Cephalochorda, and the tunicates, or Urochorda.
  • noun:
    • includes true vertebrates and creatures having a notochord
    • comprises real vertebrates and animals having a notochord

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