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Meaning of INVERTEBRATE

Pronunciation:  in'vurtubrit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
  2. [adj]  (zoology) lacking a backbone or spinal column; "worms are an example of invertebrate animals"
 

INVERTEBRATE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Antonyms: vertebrate
 
 See Also: animal, animate being, arthropod, beast, borer, brachiopod, brute, bryozoan, cnidarian, coelenterate, comb jelly, creature, ctenophore, echinoderm, ectoproct, entoproct, fauna, foot, invertebrate foot, lamp shell, lampshell, mollusc, mollusk, moss animal, parazoan, peanut worm, peristome, phoronid, polyzoan, poriferan, rotifer, sea mat, sea moss, shellfish, sipunculid, sponge, Symbion pandora, woodborer, worm, zoophyte

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*ver"te*brate\, a. (Zo["o]l.)
Destitute of a backbone; having no vertebr[ae]; of or
pertaining to the Invertebrata. -- n. One of the
Invertebrata.

{Age of invertebrates}. See {Age}, and {Silurian}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Generally, any animal that does not have a spine (vertebrae). Specifically, any animal which is not taxonomically classified within phylum Chordata and subphylum Vertebrata.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abulic, afraid, amphibian, aquatic, baby, big baby, biped, canine, cannibal, carnivore, chicken, chicken liver, cosmopolite, coward, cowardly, crustacean, crustaceous, crybaby, disorganized, doormat, dull tool, emasculate, faint, fainthearted, feeble, feebleminded, feline, forceless, fraid-cat, fraidy-cat, frail, funk, funker, gnawer, gutless wonder, herbivore, impotent, inadequate, ineffective, ineffectual, infirm, insectivore, jellyfish, lightweight, lily liver, mammal, mammalian, marsupial, marsupialian, meek soul, milksop, Milquetoast, molluscan, mollycoddle, mouse, namby-pamby, nebbish, nonentity, omnivore, pansy, pantywaist, pliable, primate, protozoan, protozoic, pushover, quadruped, reptile, rodent, ruminant, sad sack, scaredy-cat, scavenger, sissy, softling, softy, sop, spineless, ungulate, varmint, vermin, vertebrate, weak, weak sister, weak-kneed, weakling, weak-minded, weak-willed, white feather, white liver
 

 

 

 

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