[ver-tuh-brey-tuh, -brah-]

Origin of Vertebrata

1820–30; < New Latin, neuter plural of Latin vertebrātus vertebrate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[vûr′tə-brātə, -brä-]
  1. A primary division of the phylum Chordata that includes the fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, all of which are characterized by a segmented spinal column and a distinct, well-differentiated head.
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