[ UK /vˈɜːtɪbɹɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈvɝtəbɹə/ ]
  1. one of the bony segments of the spinal column
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  • 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. THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • A couple of the multicellular test subjects died and the invertebrates had a fifty-fifty survival rate.
  • 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. II. Osteology. 4. The Thorax
  • The relationships between hagfishes, lampreys, and jawed vertebrates are one of the still-unresolved problems in craniate phylogeny.
  • A large brain relative to body size is an almost universal foetal characteristic of vertebrates, and certainly of mammals.
  • E.g. the genes are found in sea urchins and other non-vertebrate deuterostome genomes. Assessing Applegate's Attack
  • Cervical vertebra coping, of the belt headache. Left prothorax aches, it is how to return a responsibility, what disease be? How to administer?
  • Snakes have hundreds of similar vertebrae in their backbones, as can be seen in the skeleton of a python embryo.
  • It doesn't always work: Five years ago in the Alps she landed badly on a jump, breaking her pelvis and fracturing a vertebra.
  • More extensive staging revealed multiple vertebral lesions consistent with metastases, but no spread to abdominal viscera was visualized.
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