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Vertebrata

[ ver-tuh-brey-tuh, -brah- ]
/ ˌvɛr təˈbreɪ tə, -ˈbrɑ- /
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noun
the subphylum comprising the vertebrate animals.
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Origin of Vertebrata

1820–30; <New Latin, neuter plural of Latin vertebrātusvertebrate
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Medical definitions for Vertebrata

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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