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invertebrate in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinvertebratein‧ver‧te‧brate /ɪnˈvɜːtəbrət, -breɪt $ -ɜːr-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBa living creature that does not have a backbonevertebratesee thesaurus at animalinvertebrate adjective
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invertebrateIn contrast to boiling it alive, freezing an invertebrate to death is a humane thing to do.Amateur experimental breeding of Cleaner Shrimps has already been mentioned as a good example of a mobile invertebrate which could be chosen.