chordate

Definitions of chordate
  1. adjective
    of or relating to or characteristic of the Chordata
  2. noun
    any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
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    Lucy
    incomplete skeleton of female found in eastern Ethiopia in 1974
    Sir Barton
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1919
    Gallant Fox
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1930
    Omaha
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1935
    War Admiral
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1937
    Whirlaway
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1941
    Count Fleet
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1943
    Assault
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946
    Citation
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948
    Secretariat
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1973
    Seattle Slew
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1977
    Affirmed
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978
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    cephalochordate
    fish-like animals having a notochord rather than a true spinal column
    tunicate, urochord, urochordate
    primitive marine animal having a saclike unsegmented body and a urochord that is conspicuous in the larva
    craniate, vertebrate
    animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
    fetus, foetus
    an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
    amphioxus, lancelet
    small translucent lancet-shaped burrowing marine animal; primitive forerunner of the vertebrates
    ascidian
    minute sedentary marine invertebrate having a saclike body with siphons through which water enters and leaves
    salp, salpa
    minute floating marine tunicate having a transparent body with an opening at each end
    doliolum
    free-swimming oceanic tunicate with a barrel-shaped transparent body
    larvacean
    any member of the class Larvacea
    appendicularia
    free-swimming tadpole-shaped pelagic tunicate resembling larvae of other tunicates
    Amniota
    higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) possessing an amnion during development
    amniote
    any member of the Amniota
    aquatic vertebrate
    animal living wholly or chiefly in or on water
    gnathostome
    a vertebrate animal possessing true jaws
    bird
    warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
    amphibian
    cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
    reptile, reptilian
    any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
    mammal, mammalian
    any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
    tetrapod
    a vertebrate animal having four feet or legs or leglike appendages
    type of:
    animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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