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ver•te•bra



Pronunciation: (vûr'tu-bru), [key]
n.,
pl. -braePronunciation: (-brē", -brā"), [key] -bras.
Anat., Zool.
any of the bones or segments composing the spinal column, consisting typically of a cylindrical body and an arch with various processes, and forming a foramen, or opening, through which the spinal cord passes.

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vertebr-vertebral
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