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Meaning of “vertebrate” in the English Dictionary

"vertebrate" in British English

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vertebrateadjective

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

vertebratenoun [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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(Definition of vertebrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vertebratenoun [C]

 /ˈvɜr·tə·brət/
biology an ​animal that has a ​spine (= ​bone down the ​center of the back)
vertebrate
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈvɜrt·ə·brət/
(Definition of vertebrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vertebrate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有脊椎的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有脊椎的…
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