[vur-tuh-brey-shuh n]


vertebrate formation.

Origin of vertebration

First recorded in 1880–85; vertebrate + -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vertebration

Historical Examples of vertebration

  • The vertebration (articulation) of the vertebrates is not outwardly visible like that of the articulates.

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel

  • At first we see the vertebration in the hinder region of the skull very clearly.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

British Dictionary definitions for vertebration



the formation of vertebrae or segmentation resembling vertebrae
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