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vertebrated

[vur-tuh-brey-tid]
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adjective
  1. having vertebrae; vertebral; vertebrate.
  2. composed of vertebrae or having segments resembling vertebrae.

Origin of vertebrated

First recorded in 1820–30; vertebrate + -ed2
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Examples from the Web for vertebrated

Historical Examples

  • This type of fin is, therefore, vertebrated, the other non-vertebrated.

    Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)

    George John Romanes

  • Why should not all invertebrated animals have risen into vertebrated?

  • There were four short, stout swimming paddles, and the tail was vertebrated.

    Geology

    William J. Miller

  • The Archopteryx tail is vertebrated, the typical birds non-vertebrated.

    Evolution

    Joseph Le Conte

  • This style of fin is, therefore, vertebrated, the other non-vertebrated.

    Evolution

    Joseph Le Conte