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vertebration

[vur-tuh-brey-shuh n]
noun
  1. vertebrate formation.
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Origin of vertebration

First recorded in 1880–85; vertebrate + -ion
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Examples from the Web for vertebration

Historical Examples

  • 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

vertebration

noun
  1. the formation of vertebrae or segmentation resembling vertebrae
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