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  1. vertebre 4.17%
  2. vertebraes 4.17%
  3. vertevbrae 2.08%
  4. Other 89.58%

Definitions of vertebrae


  1. one of the bony segments of the spinal column

Examples of vertebrae

  1. Lobefins today have dwindled to the lungfishes and the coelacanths ‘dwindled’ as ‘fish’, that is, but mightily expanded on land: we land vertebrates are aberrant lungfish.
  2. A couple of the multicellular test subjects died and the invertebrates had a fifty-fifty survival rate.
  3. The lower opening is formed by the twelfth thoracic vertebra behind, by the eleventh and twelfth ribs at the sides, and in front by the cartilages of the tenth, ninth, eighth, and seventh ribs, which ascend on either side and form an angle, the subcostal angle, into the apex of which the xiphoid process projects.

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