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vertebral

[vur-tuh-bruh l]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a vertebra or the vertebrae; spinal.
  2. resembling a vertebra.
  3. composed of or having vertebrae.

Origin of vertebral

First recorded in 1675–85; vertebr(a) + -al1
Related formsver·te·bral·ly, adverbnon·ver·te·bral, adjectivepost·ver·te·bral, adjectivepre·ver·te·bral, adjectivesub·ver·te·bral, adjective
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Word Origin and History for postvertebral

vertebral

adj.

1680s, from vertebra + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

postvertebral in Medicine

postvertebral

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Situated behind the vertebrae.

vertebral

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or of the nature of a vertebra.
  2. Having or consisting of vertebrae.
  3. Having a spinal column.
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