Cephalochordate



belonging or pertaining to the Cephalochordata.
any chordate animal of the subphylum Cephalochordata, having fishlike characters but lacking a spinal column, comprising the lancelets.
noun
any chordate animal of the subphylum Cephalochordata, having a fishlike body and no vertebral column; a lancelet
adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cephalochordata
cephalochordate
(sěf’ə-lə-kôr’dāt’)
A member of the subphylum Cephalochordata of the phylum Chordata, whose only living species are the lancelets. See more at lancelet. Compare hemichordate.

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