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I can see you are accustomed to invertebrate admirers who spoil you.

We are invertebrate, and on the evil day we are not able to stand.

After all, was the fellow quite so invertebrate as he had sometimes seemed?

First invertebrate life, then the lowest forms of vertebrate life.

It avoids the invertebrate flow of thought that is unaware of structure.

Bipin sank an invertebrate bundle of humanity to the ground.

They are gone, and we are left—an unprejudiced, but an invertebrate and a flaccid, generation.

Let us now inquire what the invertebrate fauna of the Alps teaches us.

The mouth in the vertebrates does not agree in character with the invertebrate mouth.

Bebelle, round as a tortoise, belonged to the genus of invertebrate females.

WORD ORIGIN

1826, from Latin in- "not" (see in- (1)) + vertebra "joint" (see vertebra). Invertebrata as a biological classification was coined 1805 by French naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832). As an adjective by 1838.

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