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vertebra (s) (noun); vertebrae, vertebras (pl)
1. One of the bony segments of the spinal column: "Vertebrae are the thirty-three bones of the spinal column, including the seven cervical, twelve thoracic, five lumbar, five sacral, and four coccygeal spinal bones."
2. Any of the bones or cartilaginous segments forming the spinal column.
3. A bone of the spinal column, typically consisting of a thick body, a bony arch enclosing a hole for the spinal cord, and stubby projections which connect with adjacent bones.
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(Greek: spine, spinal column, vertebra)
(Latin: thin plate or layer; the neurophysis of a vertebra)
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basilar vertebra (s) (noun)
The lowest lumbar or hip bone that is connected to the spine: "The term basilar refers to that which is located at or near the base of a structure and in this case, the basilar vertebra is near the bottom of the spine."
This entry is located in the following unit: vetebro-, vertebr- (page 1)
cervical vertebra (s) (noun), cervical vertebrae (pl)
One of the bones of the neck or the seven segments of the vertebral column located in the neck area: " The vertebrae are located closest to the skull in the neck."
This entry is located in the following units: cervic-, cervico-, cervici-, cervi- + (page 1) vetebro-, vertebr- (page 1)