What is another word for vertebrata?

4 synonyms found


[ vˌɜːtɪbɹˈɑːtə], [ vˌɜːtɪbɹˈɑːtə], [ v_ˌɜː_t_ɪ_b_ɹ_ˈɑː_t_ə]

Vertebrata, also known as vertebrates, are a sub-phylum of animals that have a backbone or a spinal cord. These creatures can be found in almost every corner of the earth and are different from other creatures due to their skeletal structure. In terms of synonyms, the word Vertebrata can be replaced with the term 'Craniata' which refers to a group of organisms with a skull or cranium. Another synonym for Vertebrata is Chordata which refers to a group of animals with a dorsal nerve cord during their embryonic stage. Lastly, the term 'Gnathostomata', is a synonym for Vertebrata which refers to a group of animals with jaws or used in the sense of jawed vertebrates.

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What are the hypernyms for Vertebrata?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Vertebrata

All morphologists arrive at the firm conviction that all vertebrata, from the Amphioxus upwards to man himself, all fishes, amphibia, reptiles, birds, and mammals, descend originally from a single vertebrate ancestor, for we cannot imagine that all the different and highly complicated conditions of life which, through a long series of processes or stages of development, led to the typical formation of a vertebrate, have accidentally happened together more than once in the course of the earth's history.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard
Radiated animals ascend towards the mollusks, the mollusks towards the articulata, the articulata towards the vertebrata.
"Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors"
James Freeman Clarke
Among the superior animals however, and especially among the vertebrata, pain exists.
"The Pros and Cons of Vivisection"
Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton

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