Meaning of chordate

chor•date

Pronunciation: (kôr'dāt), [key]
— Zool. Zool.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Chordata, comprising the true vertebrates and those animals having a notochord, as the lancelets and tunicates.
—n.
  1. a chordate animal.
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