Definition of evertebrate in English:

evertebrate

adjective

  • Of an animal: not having a backbone or spinal column.

noun

  • An animal not having a backbone or spinal column; = "invertebrate".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals of Natural History. From e- + vertebrate, perhaps after German Evertebraten, plural noun.

Pronunciation

evertebrate

/iːˈvəːtɪbrət/ /iˈvəːtɪbreɪt/