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synonyms for invertebrate

See also synonyms for: invertebrates
  • beast
  • creature
  • pet
  • being
  • brute
  • critter
  • mutt
  • stray
  • varmint
  • vertebrate
  • living thing
  • wild thing

antonyms for invertebrate

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  • competent
  • effective
  • effectual
  • efficient
  • powerful
  • strong
  • useful
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      How to use invertebrate in a sentence

      Most animals, even invertebrates like shrimp and lobsters, show signs of feeling pain, which would suggest they have some degree of subjective consciousness.
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      More than 80 years ago, the great Chicago chemist Harold Urey discovered the temperature of skeletons in many kinds of invertebrates, including the nautilus, can be determined with mass spectrometry.
      TWILIGHT OF THE NAUTILUS - ISSUE 104: HARMONYPETER WARDAUGUST 11, 2021NAUTILUS
      The first step was determining if the robot would be modeled after a vertebrate—an animal with a backbone—or an invertebrate, like a squid or an octopus.
      CHAMELEON-INSPIRED ROBOT SKIN CHANGES COLORS INSTANTLYTATYANA WOODALLAUGUST 10, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
      The field was still reluctant to admit that true sleep existed in invertebrates, and that human sleep could be usefully studied using flies, Shaw says.
      SLEEP EVOLVED BEFORE BRAINS. HYDRAS ARE LIVING PROOF.VERONIQUE GREENWOODMAY 18, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
      They have the largest brain to body mass ratio of known invertebrates, and have incredibly complex nervous systems.
      YOU GET BRAINWASHED WHENEVER YOU GO TO SLEEP (AND THAT’S A GOOD THING)POPSCI STAFFMARCH 17, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
      Because of that close resemblance to invertebrates, lampreys have long been treated as a model for the earliest vertebrates--not exactly our ancestors, but dopplegangers.
      THESE FOSSILIZED LAMPREY HATCHLINGS DISPROVE AN AGE-OLD EVOLUTIONARY THEORYPHILIP KIEFERMARCH 11, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
      Though those figures are astounding, the impacts on lesser-studied groups such as invertebrates and plants may have been even greater.
      A YEAR AFTER AUSTRALIA’S WILDFIRES, EXTINCTION THREATENS HUNDREDS OF SPECIESJOHN PICKRELLMARCH 9, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
      Despite their many legs, these invertebrates are typically slow moving, live in litter under logs or rocks and are very vulnerable to fire.
      A YEAR AFTER AUSTRALIA’S WILDFIRES, EXTINCTION THREATENS HUNDREDS OF SPECIESJOHN PICKRELLMARCH 9, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
      While there’s no doubt that such charismatic megafauna suffered enormously, the greatest toll is likely to have been in other groups of species, such as invertebrates and plants, which often escape the public’s attention.
      A YEAR AFTER AUSTRALIA’S WILDFIRES, EXTINCTION THREATENS HUNDREDS OF SPECIESJOHN PICKRELLMARCH 9, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
      If ancient bobbit worms did terrorize the seafloor back then, their burrows are a rare example of invertebrates hunting vertebrates.
      GIANT WORMS MAY HAVE HIDDEN BENEATH THE ANCIENT SEAFLOOR TO AMBUSH PREYHELEN THOMPSONFEBRUARY 16, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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      WORDS RELATED TO INVERTEBRATE

      • beast
      • being
      • brute
      • creature
      • critter
      • invertebrate
      • living thing
      • mutt
      • pet
      • stray
      • varmint
      • vertebrate
      • wild thing
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