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Vertebrata

noun plural Ver·te·bra·ta \ ˌvər-tə-ˈbrät-ə , -ˈbrāt- \

medical Definition of Vertebrata

:a subphylum of chordates comprising animals (as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes) with a segmented spinal column together with a few primitive forms in which the backbone is represented by a notochord

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