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English definition of “vertebrate”

vertebrate

adjective uk   /ˈvɜː.tɪ.brət/ us    /ˈvɝː.t̬ə-/ specialized
having a spine (= back bone)Plants and animals - general words

vertebrate

noun [C] uk   /ˈvɜː.tɪ.brət/ us    /ˈvɝː.t̬ə-/ specialized
an animal that has a spine: Birds, fish, and reptiles are all vertebrates.
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