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ver·te·brate

 (vûr′tə-brĭt, -brāt′)
adj.
1. Having a backbone or spinal column.
2. Of or characteristic of vertebrates or a vertebrate.
n.
Any of numerous chordate animals of the subphylum Vertebrata, characterized by a segmented spinal column and a distinct well-differentiated head. The vertebrates include the fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

[Latin vertebrātus, having joints, from vertebra, vertebra; see vertebra.]

vertebrate

(ˈvɜːtɪˌbreɪt; -brɪt)
n
(Zoology) any chordate animal of the subphylum Vertebrata, characterized by a bony or cartilaginous skeleton and a well-developed brain: the group contains fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals
adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the subphylum Vertebrata

ver•te•brate

(ˈvɜr tə brɪt, -ˌbreɪt)

adj.
1. having vertebrae; having a segmented backbone.
2. belonging or pertaining to the Vertebrata, a subphylum of chordate animals having an internal skeleton of bone or cartilage that includes a braincase and a spinal column, and comprising mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes.
n.
3. a vertebrate animal.
[1820–30; < Latin vertebrātus jointed]

ver·te·brate

(vûr′tə-brĭt, vûr′tə-brāt′)
Any of a large group of animals having a backbone, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Vertebrates are bilaterally symmetrical and have an internal skeleton of bone or cartilage, a nervous system along the back that is divided into brain and spinal cord, and not more than two pairs of limbs.

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An animal with a backbone, e.g. fish, reptile, mammal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or craniumvertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
fetus, foetus - an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
chordate - any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata - fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals
Amniota - higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) possessing an amnion during development
amniote - any member of the Amniota
aquatic vertebrate - animal living wholly or chiefly in or on water
gnathostome - a vertebrate animal possessing true jaws
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
amphibian - cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
reptile, reptilian - any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
mammal, mammalian - any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
tetrapod - a vertebrate animal having four feet or legs or leglike appendages
belly - the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish
tail - the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
caudal appendage - tail especially of a mammal posterior to and above the anus
costa, rib - any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
ovary - (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
pedal extremity, vertebrate foot - the extremity of the limb in vertebrates
dactyl, digit - a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
endoskeleton - the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)
Adj.1.vertebrate - having a backbone or spinal columnvertebrate - having a backbone or spinal column; "fishes and amphibians and reptiles and birds and mammals are verbetrate animals"
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
invertebrate, spineless - lacking a backbone or spinal column; "worms are an example of invertebrate animals"
Translations
فَقْري
vertebrat
obratlovec
hvirveldyr
selkärankainen
kralješnjak
gerinces
vertebratevertebrato
bertulang belakanghewan bertulang belakanghewan vertebratavertebrata
hryggdÿrhryggleysingjar
せきついせきついどうぶつ脊椎脊椎動物
stuburinis
gewerveldgewervelde
kręgowiec
vertebradovertebrada
stavovec
omurgalı

vertebrate

[ˈvɜːtɪbrɪt]
A. ADJvertebrado
B. Nvertebrado m

vertebrate

[ˈvɜːrtɪbreɪt ˈvɜːrtɪbrət] nvertébré m

vertebrate

nWirbeltier nt; the vertebratesdie Wirbeltiere or Vertebraten (spec)
adj brain, eye etcvon Wirbeltieren

vertebrate

[ˈvɜːtɪbrɪt]
1. adjvertebrato/a
2. nvertebrato

vertebra

(ˈvəːtibrə) plural ˈvertebrae (-briː) noun
any of the bones of the spine. She has a broken vertebra.
ˈvertebrate (-brət) noun, adjective
(an animal) having a backbone. Insects are not vertebrates.

ver·te·brate

n. vertebrado, que posee columna vertebral o una estructura semejante.
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