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Definitions of vertebra

  1. one of the bony segments of the spinal column Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One of the serial segments of the spinal column. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One of the central ossicles in each joint of the arms of an ophiuran. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The spinal or vertebral column. Medical Dictionary DB
  5. A single bone of the spinal column, or backbone. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Vertebral. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  7. One of the segments of the spinal column; in man there are thirty-three vertebrae, 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral (fused into one bone, the sacrum), and 4 coccygeal (fused into one bone, the coccyx). A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. One of the small flat round bones of spinal column. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  9. One of the small bones of the spine: pl. VERTEBREA, the bones and joints forming the backbone. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. One of the small bones forming the spine. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. One of the small bones that form the spinal column or back-bone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A joint of the spine or backbone of an animal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Any of the bony or cartilaginous segments that make up the backbone; one of the ossicles in an ophiuroid arm. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  14. [Latin] Any of the bony or cartilaginous segments that make up the backbone (anat., zool.); one of the ossicles in an ophiuroid arm (zool.). na
  15. ver't[=e]-bra, n. one of the segmented portions of the spinal column:--pl. VERTEBRÆ (ver'te-br[=e]).--adj. VER'TEBRAL.--adv. VER'TEBRALLY.--n.pl. VERTEBR[=A]'TA, a division of the animal kingdom containing all animals having a backbone or its equivalent.--n. VER'TEBR[=A]TE, an animal having an internal skeleton with a backbone.--adjs. VER'TEBR[=A]TE, -D, furnished with joints: having a backbone.--n. VERTEBR[=A]'TION, the formation of vertebræ;. [L.,--vert[)e]re, to turn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. [Latin] One of the series of bones forming the spinal column or backbone; comprising 7 Cervical vertebrae, 12 Thoracic (or Dorsal), 5 Lumbar, 5 Sacral (forming the sacrum), and 4 Coccygeal (forming the coccyx). In its widest sense a v. also includes the osseous and fibrous structures forming the prolongation of a v. forward (i. e., ribs, abdominal fascia, sternum, etc.). A typical v. in this sense consists of a neural arch formed by the centrum or body, the two neurapophyses (laminae), and the neural spine (spinous process); of a haemal arch formed of the two pleurapophyses (ribs), two haemapophyses (costal cartilages and homologous structures), and the haemal spine (sternum, linea alba); and of accessory processes, e. g., zygapophyses (articular processes), parapophyses (represented in man by the articular facet on the body of the v.), anapophyses, diapophyses (= articular facets on transverse processes for ribs), hypapophyses, and metapophyses (tubercles on superior articular processes). V. dentate, the axis. V. prominens, the seventh cervical v. na
  17. (pl. -ae). Each segment of backbone (false v., fixed, as os sacrum& coceyx in man, true v., movable; neither expression now used in human anat.). Hence vertebral a., vertebrally adv., vertebrocomb. form. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Any one of the thirty-three bones of the spinal column; also, any one of the segments of which the cranium and facial bones are made up. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. One of the osseous segments of which the skeleton proper is made up. It consists typically of a number of osseous pieces definitely arranged so as to form two rings, a dorsal and a ventral, meeting in a common center (the centrum), which inclose respectively the central nervous system and the circulatory organs and viscera, and are known as the neural and hemal arches. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. n. [Latin] A joint or "segment of the back-bone or spinal column in a fish, reptile, bird, or quadruped, and in man. Cabinet Dictionary

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