vertebral column


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vertebral column

vertebral column

n
(Anatomy) another name for spinal column

ver·te·bral column

(vûr′tə-brəl)
The series of vertebrae extending from the base of the skull to the coccyx (tailbone) that forms the supporting axis of the body in vertebrate animals. It encloses and protects the spinal cord and provides a stable attachment for the muscles of the trunk. Also called backbone, spinal column, spine.

vertebral column

(or backbone or spine) The column of vertebrae between the skull and the hip bones, supporting the body and shielding the spinal cord. It has five sections: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal. See also coccyx, sacrum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vertebral column - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cordvertebral column - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
notochord - a flexible rodlike structure that forms the supporting axis of the body in the lowest chordates and lowest vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
chine - backbone of an animal
canalis vertebralis, spinal canal, vertebral canal - the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
coccyx, tail bone - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
vertebra - one of the bony segments of the spinal column
intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk - a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
axial skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
Translations
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coluna vertebral

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Later, the patient underwent posterior surgical decompression during which vertebral column restoration by long segment fixation was performed.
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offer surgical trainees and surgeons an atlas that contains step-by-step illustrated descriptions of surgical techniques for spinal disorders, from common lumbar decompression to complex sacrectomy and vertebral column resection.