cephalochordate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin Cephalochordata.

Noun[edit]

cephalochordate (plural cephalochordates)

  1. Any of the primitive fishlike creatures, of the subphylum Cephalochordata, including the lancets, that lack a true spine but have a notochord which, in the case of cephalochordates, reaches into the head, contrary to the Urochordata

Adjective[edit]

cephalochordate

  1. Of or pertaining to these creatures.