TITLE

Notochord

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Notochord, a flexible supporting rod along the back of an animal. It is present in all chordate animals at some stage in their development. A primitive chordate retains it throughout life. In higher vertebrate animals, the notochord is replaced before birth by a backbone.
ACCESSION #
37310091

 

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