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Vertebrata

Definition:

a subphylum including fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Vertebrata*
(* Vertebrata may be used in a singular or plural context)

Member of:

Chordata » Animalia

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Craniata [subphylum]

Etymology:

Latin vertere, to turn
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Vertebrate | Vertebrates | Vertebrata

animals that are members of the subphylum Vertebrata. Vertebrates include the overwhelming majority of the phylum Chordata, with currently about 64,000 species described. Vertebrates include the jawless fish, bony fish, sharks and rays, amphibians, ... (34 of 2740 words, pronunciations, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Vertebrate

Wiktionary:

Vertebrata

A taxonomic subphylum within the phylum Chordata -- animals with a backbone. (11 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Vertebrata

Random House Dictionary:

Vertebrata

the subphylum comprising the vertebrate animals. (6 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/vertebrata

Britannica Encyclopedia:

vertebrate [animal] | Craniata [synonym]

any animal of the subphylum Vertebrata, the predominant subphylum of the phylum Chordata. They have backbones, from which they derive their name. The ... (23 of 1031 words, 14 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/626610​/vertebrate

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Chordata

phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most ... (23 of 255 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0812053​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

Chordata

Syllabification: (Chor·da·ta) [zoology] | a large phylum of animals that includes the vertebrates together with the sea squirts and lancelets. They ... (20 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Chordata

Chordata [zoology]

a large phylum of animals that includes the vertebrates together with the sea squirts and lancelets. They are distinguished by the possession of a ... (24 of 65 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Chordata

Collins Dictionary:

subphylum [biology] | subphyla [plural] | subphylar [adjective, derived]

a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a phylum (10 of 183 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/subphylum

Merriam-Webster:

subphylum

a category in biological classification ranking below a phylum and above a class (13 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/subphylum

American Heritage Dictionary:

subphylum | subphyla [plural]

A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking between a phylum and a class. (13 of 19 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subphylum

New World Dictionary:

subphylum | subphyla [plural]

any main natural subdivision of a phylum (7 of 12 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subphylum

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Vertebrata

Origin: Latin vertere, to turn

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Vertebrata

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Vertebrata

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Vertebrata"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Vertebrata"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Vertebrata

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