Some 28 percent of the vertebrate species red-listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature live there.
Our examination of specimens in the Museum of vertebrate Zoology from 1-1/2 mi.
In the scale of evolution, one vertebrate was as good as another.
vertebrate faunal horizons in the Texas Permo-Carboniferous redbeds.
It is not of the essence of the vertebrate type to be tetrapodal.
Infection of the vertebrate host probably occurs through swallowing infested cyclops in drinking water.
First invertebrate life, then the lowest forms of vertebrate life.
Next he is marked off as a vertebrate, but it cannot be said whether he is to be a fish, a snake, a bird or a beast.
Both these sets of muscles, therefore, dwindle and disappear in the vertebrate.
It is not a single if, but a several-jointed one; not an oyster, but a vertebrate.
vertebrate ver·te·brate (vûr'tə-brĭt, -brāt')
Having a spinal column.
Of or characteristic a vertebrate.
Any of a large group of chordates of the subphylum Vertebrata (or Craniata), characterized by having a backbone. Vertebrates are bilaterally symmetrical and have an internal skeleton of bone or cartilage, a nervous system divided into brain and spinal cord, and not more than two pairs of limbs. Vertebrates have a well-developed body cavity (called a coelom) containing a chambered heart, large digestive organs, liver, pancreas, and paired kidneys, and their blood contains both red and white corpuscles. Vertebrates include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.