vertebration

[ vur-tuh-brey-shuh n ]
/ ˌvɜr təˈbreɪ ʃən /
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noun

vertebrate formation.

Origin of vertebration

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

vertebration

/ (ˌvɜːtɪˈbreɪʃən) /

noun

the formation of vertebrae or segmentation resembling vertebrae
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