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cephalochordate

[sef-uh-loh-kawr-deyt]
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:
< Neo-Latin Cephalochordata; see cephalo-, chordate

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cephalochordate (ˌsɛfələʊˈkɔːdeɪt)
 
n
1.  any chordate animal of the subphylum Cephalochordata, having a fishlike body and no vertebral column; a lancelet
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Cephalochordata

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cephalochordate   (sěf'ə-lə-kôr'dāt')  Pronunciation Key 
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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