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  ( invertebrates    plural  ) An invertebrate is a creature that does not have a spine, for example an insect, a worm, or an octopus.     (TECHNICAL)      n-count  
      Invertebrate is also an adjective., adj  
...invertebrate creatures.     
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A small invertebrate animal such as an insect or spider
[UK] [informal] Ex.: Don't be afraid; these minibeasts won't devour the big one you are!
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