1. <anatomy> Having a backbone, or vertebral column, containing the spinal marrow, as man, quadrupeds, birds, amphibia, and fishes.

2. <botany> Contracted at intervals, so as to resemble the spine in animals.

3. <zoology> Having movable joints resembling vertebrae; said of the arms ophiurans.

4. <zoology> Of or pertaining to the Vertebrata; used only in the form vertebrate.

Origin: L. Vertebratus.

(01 Mar 1998)

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