Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cord.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy: A tendon, A filament of nerve. The notochord.—
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of olive-brown marine algæ, belonging to the family Laminarieæ.

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Examples

  • To explain the findings, lead researcher Linda Bartoshuk says repeated ear infections might permanently damage a nerve called the chorda tympani.

    Science News / Features, Blog Entries, Column Entries, Issues, News Items and Book Reviews

  • Lopsidedness as such, therefore, was not to be regarded as an embryological character in ancient fishes; what might be regarded as such was the absence of a bony sheath to the end of the "chorda" found in the more developed fishes.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • This investigation showed that the apparently even development was only an extreme case of lopsidedness, the continuation of the "chorda," which gives rise to the spine, being at the top of the upper fin, and both fins being developed on the same side of it.

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 1

  • "chorda," which gives rise to the spine, being at the top of the upper fin, and both fins being developed on the same side of it.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • Petrum: Alij veniunt cum chorda ad collum, alij cum manibus retro ligatis, alij cum cultello in brachio vel tibia defixo, et si post peregrinationem fiat brachium marcidum, illum reputant sanctum, et benè cum Deo suo.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • Vide Lector, qu鄊 Munsterum iuuet, eadem oberrare chorda: vt cum de gente ignota nihil scribere possit, quod coloris aliquid habeat, vel falsa afferre, vel eadem s鎝ius repetere, sicque cramben eandem recoquere sustineat: Dixerat enim paul� ante, Islandos piscibus viuere.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Vide Lector, quàm Munsterum iuuet, eadem oberrare chorda: vt cum de gente ignota nihil scribere possit, quod coloris aliquid habeat, vel falsa afferre, vel eadem sæpius repetere, sicque cramben eandem recoquere sustineat: Dixerat enim paulò ante, Islandos piscibus viuere.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Contractions of the bladder after stimulation of the pelvic nerve, dilation of the vessels of the salivary gland after stimulation of the chorda nerve still occur even after atropinization.

    Otto Loewi - Nobel Lecture

  • Howell1 had come to believe that vagus stimulation released potassium in the heart and that this was the cause of the resultant effect, and Bayliss2 discussed the possibility, in view of the similarity in action of the so-called vagomimetic substances and chorda stimulation, that this stimulation might be caused by the production of such substances.

    Otto Loewi - Nobel Lecture

  • Acetylcholine, released at the peripheral endings of the vagus or the chorda tympani, could be pictured as reaching the heart cells or those of the salivary gland by diffusion, and there inhibiting an automatic rhythm, or exciting glandular secretion.

    Sir Henry Dale - Nobel Lecture

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