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vertebrate

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

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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in Chinese (Traditional) 有脊椎的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有脊椎的…
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