notochord

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Etymology[edit]

noto- +‎ chord

Noun[edit]

notochord (plural notochords)

  1. A flexible rodlike structure that forms the main support of the body in the lowest chordates; a primitive spine
  2. A similar structure found in the embryos of vertebrates from which the spine develops

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