Vertebrata

The vertebrates, a major division of the phylum Chordata, consisting of those animals with a dorsal hollow nerve cord enclosed in a cartilaginous or bony spinal column; includes several classes of fishes, and the amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. SYN: Craniata. [L. vertebratus, jointed]

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Ver·te·bra·ta .vər-tə-'brät-ə, -'brāt- n pl a subphylum of chordates comprising animals (as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes) with a segmented spinal column together with a few primitive forms in which the backbone is represented by a notochord

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Ver·te·bra·ta (vur″tə-braґtə) a subphylum of the Chordata comprising all animals that have a vertebral column, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes.

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  • Vertebrata — noun fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals • Syn: ↑subphylum Vertebrata, ↑Craniata, ↑subphylum Craniata • Hypernyms: ↑phylum • Member Holonyms: ↑Chordata, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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