Vertebrata

noun plural
Ver·​te·​bra·​ta | \ ˌvər-tə-ˈbrät-ə How to pronounce Vertebrata (audio) , -ˈbrāt- How to pronounce Vertebrata (audio) \

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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“Vertebrata.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Vertebrata. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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