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invertebrate

 [in-ver´tĕ-brāt]
1. having no vertebral column.
2. any animal that has no vertebral column.

in·ver·te·brate

(in-ver'tĕ-brāt),
1. Not possessed of a spinal or vertebral column.
2. Any animal that has no spinal column.

invertebrate

/in·ver·te·brate/ (-ver´tĕ-brāt)
1. having no spinal column.
2. any animal having no spinal column.

invertebrate

(ĭn-vûr′tə-brĭt, -brāt′)
adj.
1. Lacking a backbone or spinal column; not vertebrate.
2. Of or relating to invertebrates: invertebrate zoology.
n.
An animal, such as an insect or mollusk, that lacks a backbone or spinal column.

invertebrate

[invur′təbrit]
an animal that lacks a vertebral column. Invertebrates comprise more than 95% of all species of animals.

in·ver·te·brate

(in-vĕr'tĕ-brăt)
1. Not possessed of a spinal or vertebral column.
2. (in-vĕr'tĕ-brāt) Any animal that has no spinal column.

invertebrate

any animal that does not possess a backbone.

invertebrate

1. having no vertebral column.
2. any animal that has no vertebral column.
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