Vertebrate Definition

vûrtə-brĭt, -brāt
vertebrates
adjective
Having a backbone, or spinal column.
Webster's New World
Of or belonging to the vertebrates.
Webster's New World
The definition of vertebrate is something related to the bones in your back or spine.
When you damage the bones in the back, this is an example of a time when you experience vertebrate injuries.
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Antonyms:
invertebrate
noun
vertebrates
Any of a large subphylum (Vertebrata) of chordate animals, including all mammals, fishes, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, characterized by a brain enclosed in a cranium and a segmented spinal column.
Webster's New World
The definition of a vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone or spinal column.
A bird that has a backbone is an example of a vertebrate.
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Synonyms:
craniate
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See also vertebrate.
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Other Word Forms of Vertebrate

Noun

Singular:
vertebrate
Plural:
vertebrates

Origin of Vertebrate

  • Latin vertebrātus having joints from vertebra vertebra vertebra

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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