(?), n. (Zol.) One of the Vertebrata.
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(?), } a. [L. vertebratus.] 1. (Anat.) Having a backbone, or vertebral column, containing the spinal marrow, as man, quadrupeds, birds, amphibia, and fishes.
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2. (Bot.) Contracted at intervals, so as to resemble the spine in animals. Henslow.
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3. (Zol.) Having movable joints resembling vertebr; -- said of the arms of ophiurans.
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4. (Zol.) Of or pertaining to the Vertebrata; -- used only in the form vertebrate.
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