cephalochordate

Definitions of cephalochordate
  1. noun
    fish-like animals having a notochord rather than a true spinal column
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    types:
    amphioxus, lancelet
    small translucent lancet-shaped burrowing marine animal; primitive forerunner of the vertebrates
    type of:
    chordate
    any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
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