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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.]
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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
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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]
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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.
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vertebra

A bone of the vertebral column.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
فَقْرَه
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ryghvirvel
nikama
csigolyahátcsigolya
hryggjarliîur
vertebra
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skriemelis
stavec
vretence

vertebra

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

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

n pl <-e> → Rückenwirbel m
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vertebra

[ˈvɜːtɪbrə] n (vertebrae (pl)) [ˈvɜːtibriː]vertebra
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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.
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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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vertebra

n (pl -brae) vértebra
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References in periodicals archive ?
According to Merrill's Atlas, the adult spine is composed of 24 true vertebrae that are separated into 3 segments based on body location.
The earliest known vertebrates, which shared characteristics of the modern lamprey, did not have jaws, paired fins on either side of the body, or true vertebrae.
They are the smallest of the true vertebrae, and their unique construction permits a wide range of motion.