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CORD, measures. A cord of wood must, when the wood is piled close, measure eight feet by four, and the wood must be four feet long. There are various local regulations in our principal cities as to the manner in which wood shall be measured and sold.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The palatal gingival margin is the remnant of the gingival margin on the palatal side of the dental arch which after tooth extraction often remains visible as a cordlike elevation.
One mycolic acid is called cord factor, which causes the bacterium to clump into cordlike masses that adds to the organism's virulence (strains of Mycobacterium without cord factor are avirulent).
Skeletal muscle may attach its fleshy fibers directly to a bone; but usually the main part, or belly, of the muscle terminates at either or both ends in a strong, cordlike structure called a tendon that transmits the pull of the muscle as it contracts.
Histopathologic examination showed the presence of multiple lobules of adipose tissue with a myxoid matrix, in which proliferating thin vascular channels showing branching and cordlike arrangement were seen (Figure 6).
HABIT: Irregular with twisted, cordlike branchlets.