Associations to the word «Invertebrate»

Wiktionary

INVERTEBRATE, noun. An animal without vertebrae, i.e. backbone.
INVERTEBRATE, adjective. Lacking a backbone.

Dictionary definition

INVERTEBRATE, noun. Any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification.
INVERTEBRATE, adjective. Lacking a backbone or spinal column; "worms are an example of invertebrate animals".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope