Definition of “chorda” - English Dictionary

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“chorda” in British English

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chordanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɔː.də/ us /ˈkɔːr.də/ plural chordae specialized

Examples from literature

  • A little later, however, it shows a quite flat, groove-like depression in the middle line of the embryonic shield, directly under the chorda. 
  • A very rudimentary skull is developed at the foremost end of their chorda. 
  • In the middle part of the body this division has already taken place by the construction of the chorda between the dorsal nerve-tube and the ventral canal. 
  • It undergoes a fatty degeneration, and disappears with the chorda dorsalis. 

(Definition of “chorda” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)