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Introduction: Notochord

Description of Notochord

Notochord: a flexible rodlike structure that forms the supporting axis of the body in the lowest chordates and lowest vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Notochord: The rod-shaped body, composed of cells derived from the mesoblast and defining the primitive axis of the embryo. In lower vertebrates, it persists throughout life as the main axial support of the body, but in higher vertebrates it is replaced by the vertebral column.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Notochord

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Notochord

The following list attempts to classify Notochord into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • back,backbone,rachis,spinal column,spine,vertebral column
  • skeletal structure
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

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