\kˈɔːdə], \kˈɔːdə], \k_ˈɔː_d_ə]\
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
A string of an instrument. It has several meanings :-as a tendon, - the intestines (Chordae.) Paracelsus calls the genital organs chordae. Chorda seu Funic'ulus Tym'pani, a branch of the 7th pair of nerves, according to some, of the 5th pair, according to others, and to probability, which passes through the tympanum, (F.) Nerf Tympanique-( Ch.) Corde du Tambour ou du Tympan. Chordae Willis'ii, Trabeculae Willis'ii, the small fibres which cross the sinuses of the dura mater: so called from their first, describer, Willis. Chordae Tendin'eae; the tendinous and cord-like substances which connect the columnae carneae of the ventricles of the heart to the valves, &,c.
By Robley Dunglison