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English adjective: invertebrate

1. invertebrate lacking a backbone or spinal column

SamplesWorms are an example of invertebrate animals.


Domain categoryzoological science, zoology


English noun: invertebrate

1. invertebrate (animal) any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification

Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

Narrower (hyponym)arthropod, borer, brachiopod, bryozoan, cnidarian, coelenterate, comb jelly, ctenophore, echinoderm, ectoproct, entoproct, lamp shell, lampshell, mollusc, mollusk, moss animal, parazoan, peanut worm, phoronid, polyzoan, poriferan, rotifer, sea mat, sea moss, shellfish, sipunculid, sponge, Symbion pandora, woodborer, worm, zoophyte

Part holonymfoot, invertebrate foot, peristome

Domain category membersexoskeleton

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