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vertebrate

ver·te·brate

vertebrate

pronunciation:
vuhr t breIt [or] vuhr t briht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having a backbone.
A jellyfish is not a vertebrate animal.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an animal that has a skeleton with a backbone inside its body. Mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish are large groups of vertebrates.
 
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