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Meaning of VERTEBRATE

Pronunciation:  'vurtu`breyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
  2. [adj]  (zoology) having a backbone or spinal column; "fishes and amphibians and reptiles and birds and mammals are verbetrate animals"
 

VERTEBRATE is a 10 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: craniate
 
 Antonyms: invertebrate
 
 See Also: Amniota, amniote, amphibian, aquatic vertebrate, belly, bird, caudal appendage, chest, chordate, costa, Craniata, dactyl, digit, fetus, foetus, gnathostome, mammal, pectus, pedal extremity, reptile, reptilian, rib, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, tail, tetrapod, thorax, Vertebrata, vertebrate foot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ver"te*brate\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    One of the Vertebrata.
    
    
  2. \Ver"te*brate\, Vertebrated \Ver"te*bra`ted\, a. [L.
    vertebratus.]
    1. (Anat.) Having a backbone, or vertebral column, containing
       the spinal marrow, as man, quadrupeds, birds, amphibia,
       and fishes.
    
    2. (Bot.) Contracted at intervals, so as to resemble the
       spine in animals. --Henslow.
    
    3. (Zo["o]l.) Having movable joints resembling vertebr[ae];
       -- said of the arms ophiurans.
    
    4. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Vertebrata; -- used
       only in the form vertebrate.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Generally, any animal that has a spine (vertebrae). Specifically, any animal which is taxonomically classified within phylum Chordata and subphylum Vertebrata.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a member of the subphylum Vertebrate; possesses a bony spine or vertebral column.
 

 

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