invertebrate invertebrate  /ˌɪn ˈvɜr təb rət/


  1. (n) any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
  2. (adj) lacking a backbone or spinal column


  1. FlownOver - sorry, I in no way meant to associate you with Karl Rove, who is a filth-eating invertebrate.
  2. Immediately the spot sprouted tentacles and unfolded into a hydra, a primitive invertebrate.
  3. Hail SpongeBob SquarePants: delightfully biologically incorrect and the new invertebrate king of children's television.


  1. Estimated 25,000 to 50,000 bumblebees killed, pesticides to blame

    WILSONVILLE, Ore. – Scientists investigating a bee die-off in Wilsonville are calling it the largest mass bumblebee death on record, with more than 50,000 reportedly dying. The Oregon Department of Agriculture determined the pesticide Safari is responsible for the death of the bumblebees in a parking lot this week but said the death toll is closer to 25,000. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KTVB Boise

  2. 25,000 bumblebees turn up dead in Oregon parking lot

    Oregon agricultural officials are investigating the death of an estimated 25,000 bumblebees at a Portland-area shopping mall. Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation bee experts say the dead insects have piled up in the parking lot over the past few days, The Associated Press reported. They had been clustered under nearby ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  3. Worms: Clan Wars is PC exclusive, coming from Team17

    Fans of invertebrate warfare will be happy to hear a new Worms game, Worms Clan Wars , has been announced. Developer Team17 will unveil the new entry in the iconic series at this weekend's UK PC and indie games conference, Rezzed . Can't get to Brighton? Perhaps you don't even know where Brighton is? Well, some of the show will be streamed online through Eurogamer's YouTube channel - a list of ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Joystiq

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