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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ver·te·brate /ˈvɝtəbrət, ˌbret/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ver·te·brate /ˈvɝtəbrət, ˌbret/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ver·te·brate Ver·te·bra·ted a.
 1. Anat. Having a backbone, or vertebral column, containing the spinal marrow, as man, quadrupeds, birds, amphibia, and fishes.
 2. Bot. Contracted at intervals, so as to resemble the spine in animals.
 3. Zool. Having movable joints resembling vertebrae; -- said of the arms of ophiurans.
 4. Zool. Of or pertaining to the Vertebrata; -- used only in the form vertebrate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ver·te·brate n. Zool. One of the Vertebrata.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having a backbone or spinal column; "fishes and amphibians
            and reptiles and birds and mammals are verbetrate
            animals" [ant: invertebrate]
      n : animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a
          segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a
          skull or cranium [syn: craniate]