PRONUNCIATION: (kor-duhl-YER-uh)

MEANING: noun: A chain of mountains or mountain ranges.

ETYMOLOGY: From Spanish cordillera, diminutive of cuerda (cord), from Latin chorda (cord), from Greek khorde (gut). Earliest documented use: 1704.

CORD ILL SERA - inoculants against umbilical cord disease
see also CORD ILLER - mine is sicker than yours

COR DILL SERA - inoculants against pickled heart

COR-DRILLER - a cardiologist who practices TMR (Trans-Myocardial Revascularization)