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ver·te·bra

(vûr′tə-brə)
n. pl. ver·te·brae (-brā′, -brē′) or ver·te·bras
Any of the segments, composed of cartilage in cartilaginous fishes and of bone in other vertebrates, that form the spinal column.

[Middle English, from Latin, from vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

vertebra

(ˈvɜːtɪbrə)
n, pl -brae (-briː) or -bras
(Anatomy) one of the bony segments of the spinal column
[C17: from Latin: joint of the spine, from vertere to turn]
ˈvertebral adj
ˈvertebrally adv

ver•te•bra

(ˈvɜr tə brə)

n., pl. -brae (-ˌbri, -ˌbreɪ) -bras.
any of the bones or segments of the spinal column, consisting in higher vertebrates of a cylindrical body with two projections, forming an arch surrounding the spinal cord. See also diag. at spinal column.
[1570–80; < Latin: (spinal) joint =verte(re) to turn (see verse) + -bra n. suffix]

ver·te·bra

(vûr′tə-brə)
Plural vertebrae (vûr′tə-brā′, vûr′tə-brē′) or vertebras
Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains a hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. See more at skeleton.

vertebra

A bone of the vertebral column.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vertebra - one of the bony segments of the spinal column
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
centrum - the main body of a vertebra
apophysis - (anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra
transverse process - one of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs
spinal column, spine, vertebral column, rachis, backbone, back - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
cervical vertebra, neck bone - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region
dorsal vertebra, thoracic vertebra - one of 12 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; thoracic vertebrae extend from the seventh cervical vertebra down to the first lumbar vertebra
lumbar vertebra - one of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; lumbar vertebrae extend from the twelfth thoracic vertebra down to the sacral vertebrae
sacral vertebra - one of 5 vertebrae in the human spine that fuse in the adult to form the sacrum
caudal vertebra, coccygeal vertebra - one of 4 vertebrae in the human coccyx
Translations
فَقْرَه
obratel
ryghvirvel
nikama
csigolyahátcsigolya
hryggjarliîur
vertebra
stuburinisstuburo slankstelis
skriemelis
stavec
vretence

vertebra

[ˈvɜːtɪbrə] N (vertebras or vertebrae (pl)) [ˈvɜːtɪbriː]vértebra f

vertebra

[ˈvɜːrtɪbrə] [vertebrae] [ˈvɜːrtɪbreɪ] (pl) nvertèbre f

vertebra

n pl <-e> → Rückenwirbel m

vertebra

[ˈvɜːtɪbrə] n (vertebrae (pl)) [ˈvɜːtibriː]vertebra

vertebra

(ˈvəːtibrə) plural ˈvertebrae (-briː) noun
any of the bones of the spine. She has a broken vertebra.
ˈvertebrate (-brət) noun, adjective
(an animal) having a backbone. Insects are not vertebrates.

ver·te·bra

n. vértebra, cada uno de los treinta y tres huesos que forman la columna vertebral;
cervical ______ cervical;
coccygeal ______ coccígea;
lumbar ______ lumbar;
sacral ______ sacra;
thoracic ______ torácica.

vertebra

n (pl -brae) vértebra
References in classic literature ?
His cranial cavity is continuous with the first neck-vertebra; and in that vertebra the bottom of the spinal canal will measure ten inches across, being eight in height, and of a triangular figure with the base downwards.
That tall, harsh-looking man is very learned, he discovered, in the neighborhood of Rome, a kind of lizard with a vertebra more than lizards usually have, and he immediately laid his discovery before the Institute.
I suppose, had he found another additional vertebra, they would have made him a commander.
He hated to give up the kingship, though, so again he struggled to free himself; but a sudden torturing pressure upon his vertebra brought an agonized "ka-goda
The other males scattered in all directions, but not before the infuriated brute had felt the vertebra of one snap between his great, foaming jaws.
Now and again we passed a leiter-wagon--the ordinary peasants's cart--with its long, snakelike vertebra, calculated to suit the inequalities of the road.
antica on the basis of a single, poorly preserved (and poorly illustrated) trunk vertebra from the middle Miocene (Barstovian NALMA) of Texas.
That means the nerve cells from Nichole's brain reach the end of the line at the fifth vertebra down her spinal cord (see spinal cord illustration).
It is inserted into a patient's vertebra via a transpedicular, minimally invasive approach (just one or two 5 mm skin incisions).
Atlas vertebra is a ring of bone consists of two lateral masses connected by a short anterior and posterior arch.
The strongest part of a lumbar vertebra is pedicle that is made up of cortical as well as cancellous bone.
As there are variations on what level the vertebra prominens can be, the lateral cervical radiograph can reveal whether the prominent vertebra is C7 or T1, thus, using palpation of the spinouses, an accurate count for other spinal levels can be done from this information.