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English adjective: invertebrate

1. invertebrate lacking a backbone or spinal column


SamplesWorms are an example of invertebrate animals.


Synonymsspineless


Domain categoryzoological science, zoology


Antonymsvertebrate


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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