invertebrate

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An example of an invertebrate- a sea cucumber.

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in- +‎ vertebrate

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invertebrate (plural invertebrates)

  1. An animal without vertebrae, i.e. backbone.
  2. (informal) A spineless person; a coward.

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invertebrate (not comparable)

  1. Lacking a backbone.
    • 1860, Recreative Science (page 110)
      Tear it up, and put a fragment under the microscope, and, wonder of wonders! see the maze of geometric forms exhibited in the bones of the creature; for who can help regarding the spicules as bones, even though a sponge be invertebrate?

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invertebrate

  1. feminine plural of invertebrato