Invertebrata

noun plural

In·​ver·​te·​bra·​ta (ˌ)in-ˌvərt-ə-ˈbrät-ə How to pronounce Invertebrata (audio) -ˈbrāt-ə How to pronounce Invertebrata (audio)
in some especially former classifications
: a primary division of the animal kingdom including all except the Vertebrata

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“Invertebrata.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Invertebrata. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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