- not vertebrate; without a backbone.
- of or relating to creatures without a backbone.
- without strength of character.
- an invertebrate animal.
- a person who lacks strength of character.
Origin of invertebrate
Related Words for invertebratewimp, pet, beast, creature, invertebrate, coward, misfit, crybaby, baby, chicken, pushover, dotard, jellyfish, poltroon, yellow, pessimist, mouse, alarmist, cur, dastard
Examples from the Web for invertebrate
Historical Examples of invertebrate
I can see you are accustomed to invertebrate admirers who spoil you.The Twelfth Hour
We are invertebrate, and on the evil day we are not able to stand.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
After all, was the fellow quite so invertebrate as he had sometimes seemed?The Brentons
Anna Chapin Ray
First invertebrate life, then the lowest forms of vertebrate life.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
It avoids the invertebrate flow of thought that is unaware of structure.Expository Writing
Mervin James Curl
- any animal lacking a backbone, including all species not classified as vertebrates
- of, relating to, or designating invertebrates
- Lacking a backbone or spinal column; not vertebrate.
- Of or relating to invertebrates.
- An animal, such as an insect or a mollusk, that lacks a backbone or spinal column.
- Having no backbone or spinal column.
- An animal that has no backbone or spinal column and therefore does not belong to the subphylum Vertebrata of the phylum Chordata. Most animals are invertebrates. Corals, insects, worms, jellyfish, starfish, and snails are invertebrates.