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

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Nathaniel Hawthorne