HyperDic: invertebrate

English > 2 senses of the word invertebrate:
NOUNanimalinvertebrateany animal lacking a backbone or notochord
ADJECTIVEallinvertebrate, spinelesslacking a backbone or spinal column
invertebrate > pronunciation
Soundsih.nver'tahbraht; ih.nver'tahbrey.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > invertebrate: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking a backbone or spinal column.
Example"worms are an example of invertebrate animals"
Categoryzoology, zoological scienceThe branch of biology that studies animals
OppositevertebrateHaving a backbone or spinal column
English > invertebrate: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification.
Category ofexoskeletonThe exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs
Partsfoot, invertebrate footAny of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates
peristomeregion around the mouth in various invertebrates
NarrowerSymbion pandoraOnly known species of Cycliophora
arthropodinvertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
brachiopod, lamp shell, lampshellmarine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food
bryozoan, polyzoan, sea mat, sea moss, moss animalsessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles
coelenterate, cnidarianradially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures
ctenophore, comb jellybiradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb
echinodermmarine invertebrates with tube feet and five-part radially symmetrical bodies
ectoproctsessile mossy aquatic animal having the anus of the polyp outside the crown of tentacles
entoproctAny of various moss-like aquatic animals usually forming branching colonies
mollusk, mollusc, shellfishinvertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
peanut worm, sipunculidsmall unsegmented marine worm that when disturbed retracts its anterior portion into the body giving the appearance of a peanut
phoronidhermaphrodite wormlike animal living in mud of the sea bottom
rotiferminute aquatic multicellular organisms having a ciliated wheel-like organ for feeding and locomotion
sponge, poriferan, parazoanPrimitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework
woodborer, borerAny of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into wood
wormAny of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla ... / phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes
zoophyteAny of various invertebrate animals resembling a plant such as a sea anemone or coral or sponge
Broaderanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement

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