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English definition of “invertebrate”

invertebrate

noun [C]     /ɪnˈvɜː.tɪ.brət/ US  /-ˈvɝː.t̬ə-/ specialized
an animal with no spine : Invertebrates, such as worms , are the main diet of these water birds . → Compare vertebrate nounGeneral and informal words for animalsPlants and animals - general words invertebrate     adjective
(Definition of invertebrate noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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