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cephalochordate

[sef-uh-loh-kawr-deyt] /ˌsɛf ə loʊˈkɔr deɪt/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Cephalochordata.
noun
2.
any chordate animal of the subphylum Cephalochordata, having fishlike characters but lacking a spinal column, comprising the lancelets.
Origin of cephalochordate
< New Latin Cephalochordata; see cephalo-, chordate
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cephalochordate

/ˌsɛfələʊˈkɔːdeɪt/
noun
1.
any chordate animal of the subphylum Cephalochordata, having a fishlike body and no vertebral column; a lancelet
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cephalochordata
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cephalochordate
  (sěf'ə-lə-kôr'dāt')   
A member of the subphylum Cephalochordata of the phylum Chordata, whose only living species are the lancelets. See more at lancelet. Compare hemichordate.
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