vers-, vert-, -verse, -version, -version, -versation, -versal, -versary, -vert, vort-, vors-

(Latin: bend, turn)

version (VUHR zhuhn) (s) (noun), versions (pl)
1. A description or particular account of something from one point of view; especially, as opposed to another one: Jan's version of what happened at the car accident was contrary to what Jim had said.

The TV presentation is a watered-down version of what was shown in the movie.

2. A translation from one language to another: A German version of Manfred's novel will be published in English in the near future.
3. A special form or variation of something: Most people preferred the movie version more than the book version of the novel.
A point of view or a special report provided by an individual or group.
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This term is used to indicate a left-hand page of a book, the full Latin phrase being verso folio; literally, "the page being turned".

versus; vs.
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.
vertebral (adjective)

Inter-related cross references involving word units meaning "bend, curve, turn": diversi-; diverticul-; flect-, flex-; gyro-; meand-; -plex; streph-; stroph-; tors-; tropo-; verg-; volv-.