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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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Other contributors to Spineless are: artist Irene Brown, from Newcastle University's School of Arts and Cultures; Dr Miranda Lowe, collections manager, higher invertebrates, Natural History Museum, London; Dr Dan Skerritt, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University; and Fiona Ware, curator of crustacea at the National Museum of Scotland.
Recovery of a stream invertebrate community from a flash flood in Tesuque Creek, New Mexico.
A lack of invertebrates means the river is polluted.
invertebrate larvae), especially for the Ladder-backed Woodpecker.
Even though the physical structure of the reed pan is very different from that of the other pans, it was included in the current study to determine whether there are also differences in the aquatic invertebrate communities.
Previously only known from Byers Cave, this eyeless troglobitic spider has now been found in several nearby caves (11) suggesting connections that enable invertebrate movements between nearby caves.
GENEVA, Sept 2 (KUNA) -- One fifth of the world's invertebrates may be threatened with extinction according to 'Spineless,' a report published on Sunday by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the IUCN Species Survival Commission.
The Palaeontologists are presently comparing different vertebrate and invertebrate fauna found in the rocks of Potwar Plateau and Sulaiman Range.
The results suggested that wood turtles prefer habitats close to water with abundant invertebrates and a less dense canopy cover.
The team used a cellular mechanism similar to that used by many invertebrates to repair damage to nerve axons.
Invertebrate biologist Dr Dick Loxton has recorded 334 species at Newborough Warren since 2007.
Mr Parker said: "When the water is horrible and polluted, there is a certain invertebrate form which thrives in those conditions.