The intervertebral cartilages are thicker in the middle than at their two ends.
In the intervertebral regions the cartilage becomes thickened, as in Amphibia, and gradually constricts the notochord.
The abundant supply of intervertebral cartilage has another important use, namely, it adds greatly to the elasticity of the frame.
Rudiments of the intervertebral portions of the notochord may long be detected in the ligamenta suspensoria.
The intervertebral and tempero-maxillary articulations have very rarely suffered in the writer's experience.
The intervertebral disks first appear in the Crocodilia, the highest existing order of reptilia.
In parts, indeed, the intervertebral cartilage has almost the character of fibro-cartilage.
The inner sheath of the notochord is puckered longitudinally in the intervertebral regions.
intervertebral, in-tėr-vėr′te-bral, adj. situated between two successive vertebr.
The intervertebral cartilages become penetrated by branched processes of bone.
intervertebral in·ter·ver·te·bral (ĭn'tər-vûr'tə-brəl, -vûr-tē'-)
Located between vertebrae.