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in·ver·te·brate

invertebrate

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn vuhr t breIt [or] ihn vuhr t briht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: without a backbone
A slug is an invertebrate animal.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an animal that does not have a backbone or skeleton inside its body. Insects, spiders, worms, snails, clams, crabs, and squids are some kinds of invertebrates.
 
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broader category that includes invertebrates
lacking in invertebrates
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some kinds of invertebrates
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The word invertebrate contains the following parts:
-ate2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of; in a state of