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invertebrate

in·ver·te·brate

invertebrate

 
pronunciation:
ihn vuhr t breIt [or] ihn vuhr t briht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: without a spinal column or backbone; not vertebrate.
A slug is an invertebrate animal.
similar words:
spineless
definition 2: having to do with invertebrate animals.
invertebrate zoology
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an invertebrate animal.
More invertebrates exist on earth than animals that possess a spinal column.
 
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broader category that includes invertebrates
lacking in invertebrates
some examples of invertebrates
some kinds of invertebrates