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pro- +‎ chordal


prochordal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Situated in front of the notochord; applied especially to parts of the cartilaginous rudiments in the base of the skull.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.