Craniata


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Related to Craniata: Cephalochordata, Vertebrata, acraniata

Ver·te·bra·ta

(ver'tĕ-brah'tă),
The vertebrates, a major division of the phylum Chordata, consisting of those animals with a dorsal hollow nerve cord enclosed in a cartilaginous or bony spinal column; includes several classes of fishes, and the amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
Synonym(s): Craniata
[L. vertebratus, jointed]
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Craniata

see VERTEBRATE.
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