Vertebrata

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

the subphylum comprising the vertebrate animals.

Origin of Vertebrata

1820–30; < New Latin, neuter plural of Latin vertebrātus vertebrate

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Vertebrata

[vûr′tə-brātə, -brä-]

n.

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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