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invertebrate

noun [C] uk   /ɪnˈvɜː.tɪ.brət/ us    /-ˈvɝː.t̬ə-/ specialized
an animal with no spine: Invertebrates, such as worms, are the main diet of these water birds.
invertebrate
adjective uk   us  
Translations of “invertebrate”
in Spanish invertebrado…
in French invertébré…
in German wirbellos…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無脊椎動物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无脊椎动物…
(Definition of invertebrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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