Definition of vertebrate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

vertebrate

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NAmE//ˈvərt̮əbrət//
 
, NAmE//ˈvərt̮əˌbreɪt//
 
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any animal with a backbone, including all mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians compare invertebrate
vertebrateadjective
 
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