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Definition 1: any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification - [noun denoting animal]

(invertebrate is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) marine invertebrates with tube feet and five-part radially symmetrical bodies

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) small unsegmented marine worm that when disturbed retracts its anterior portion into the body giving the appearance of a peanut

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) only known species of Cycliophora; lives symbiotically attached to a lobster's lip by an adhesive disk and feeding by means of a hairy mouth ring; its complex life cycle includes asexual and sexual phases

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) any of various moss-like aquatic animals usually forming branching colonies; each polyp having a both mouth and anus within a closed ring of tentacles

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) sessile mossy aquatic animal having the anus of the polyp outside the crown of tentacles

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) hermaphrodite wormlike animal living in mud of the sea bottom

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) minute aquatic multicellular organisms having a ciliated wheel-like organ for feeding and locomotion; constituents of freshwater plankton

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) any of various invertebrate animals resembling a plant such as a sea anemone or coral or sponge

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae

(... is a kind of invertebrate ) any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that bore into wood

(invertebrate is a part of ...) any of various organs of locomotion or attachment in invertebrates

(invertebrate is a part of ...) region around the mouth in various invertebrates

(invertebrate is the domain which ... is member of) the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs

Definition 2: lacking a backbone or spinal column - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where invertebrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • worms are an example of invertebrate animals

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(invertebrate belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies animals

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