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A rod of tough, flexible material that runs the length of a creature's body, providing the majority of its support.<ref>Wile, Dr. Jay L. ''Exploring Creation With Biology''. Apologia
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A '''notochord''' is a rod of tough, flexible material that runs the length of a creature's body, providing the majority of its support.<ref>Wile, Dr. Jay L. ''Exploring Creation With Biology''. Apologia
Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998</ref> Presence of a notochord at some point in developedment is one of the primary attributes of the phylum [[chordata]].
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Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998</ref> Presence of a notochord at some point in development is one of the primary attributes of the phylum [[chordata]].
 
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Notochord also refers to the creatures that exhibit them as adult animals, notably, the [[shark]]s and [[ray]]s.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:08, September 12, 2008

A notochord is a rod of tough, flexible material that runs the length of a creature's body, providing the majority of its support.[1] Presence of a notochord at some point in development is one of the primary attributes of the phylum chordata.

Notochord also refers to the creatures that exhibit them as adult animals, notably, the sharks and rays.

References

  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Biology. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998