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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chorda (Anat) A cord.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chorda In anatomy: A tendon, A filament of nerve. The notochord.—
    • n chorda [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of olive-brown marine algæ, belonging to the family Laminarieæ. They have long, slender, hollow, cylindrical fronds, which in the common species, Chorda filum, sometimes attain a length of 12 feet, with a diameter of a quarter of an inch. The surface is covered with a cortical layer of cuneate-clavate cells. Only unilocular sporangia are known. They are sometimes called catgut and sealace.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. chorda,. See Chord


In literature:

Sic eadem semper oberrat chorda, quod ridiculum existimat magnus iste dicendi magister.
"Letters Concerning Poetical Translations" by William Benson
The lyre is called 'chorda,' because it so easily moves the hearts (corda) of men.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
In his criticism of the vertebral theory of the skull, Vogt started by defining the vertebra as a ring formed round the chorda.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Chorda tympani V^1, V^2, V^3, First, second and third divisions of the trigeminal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
Erectio penis praecedit ejectionem seminis, et centra nervosa erectionis et ejectionis in chorda spinale apud lumbos sunt.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
The columnae carneae and chordae tendineae are the remains of a spongy network which originally filled the cavity of the primary ventricle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
This view I cannot accept so long as it is admitted that the chorda tympani is the branch of a cranial nerve supplying the anterior side of a cleft.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In news:

The effect of early division of the chorda tympani on gustatory function.
Measurements of the facial recess anatomy: Implications for sparing the facial nerve and chorda tympani during posterior tympanotomy.