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10.2: Vertebrate Characteristics

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amniotic egg

A shelled egg that can be laid on land; prevents embryo from drying out.

cranium

Protective brain case; also called the skull.

mammary gland

Milk-producing gland of female mammals.

vertebral column

Bony support structure that runs along the back of a vertebrate animal; also called the backbone.

vertebrate

Animal with backbone; these include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.

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