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Unformatted text preview: But all these fine new characters don't do me any good. Chorus He soaked a while down in the sand without a bit of pep Then he stiffened up his notochord and said: "I'll beat 'em yet." They laugh and show their ignorance, but I don't mind their jeers Just wait until they see me in a hundred million years. Chorus My notochord will stiffen to a chain of vertebrae As fins, my metapleural folds will agitate the sea My tiny dorsal nervous chord will be a mighty brain And vertebrates will dominate the animal domain. Chorus Myotome: The portions of an embryonic somite from which skeletal musculature is produced; the muscles of a metamere, especially in a segmented invertebrate. Metapleura: The lateral surfaces of the metathorax; the upstanding hollow ridges or latero-ventral folds which, in amphioxus, form the lateral From: http://www.flounder.com/amphioxus.htm#Vertebrae...
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