Synonyms for vertebrate
- 1. vertebrate, craniate, chordate
- usage: animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
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- 1. vertebrate (vs. invertebrate)
- usage: having a backbone or spinal column; "fishes and amphibians and reptiles and birds and mammals are verbetrate animals"