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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vertebrate  \Ver"te*brate\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  the  Vertebrata. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vertebrate  \Ver"te*brate\,  Vertebrated  \Ver"te*bra`ted\,  a.  [L. 
  1.  (Anat.)  Having  a  backbone,  or  vertebral  column,  containing 
  the  spinal  marrow,  as  man,  quadrupeds,  birds,  amphibia, 
  and  fishes. 
  2.  (Bot.)  Contracted  at  intervals,  so  as  to  resemble  the 
  spine  in  animals.  --Henslow. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Having  movable  joints  resembling  vertebr[ae]; 
  --  said  of  the  arms  ophiurans. 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  Vertebrata;  --  used 
  only  in  the  form  vertebrate. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (zoology)  having  a  backbone  or  spinal  column;  "fishes  and 
  amphibians  and  reptiles  and  birds  and  mammals  are 
  verbetrate  animals  [ant:  {invertebrate}] 
  n  :  animals  having  a  bony  or  cartilaginous  skeleton  with  a 
  segmented  spinal  column  and  a  large  brain  enclosed  in  a 
  skull  or  cranium  [syn:  {craniate}] 

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