You see, the spine is a row of vertebrae that was designed to be horizontal.
They reportedly got back together a few months later after Soffer injured his vertebrae in a helicopter crash.
Doctors around the world drive them into the vertebrae of patients with devastating back injuries.
The bones of the pelvis are ankylosed together, and to a large though variable number of vertebrae.
Its flesh is delicate and firm, and with the exception of the vertebrae, has no long bones.
Between the neck and the complex and solid sacral bone there are sixteen vertebrae, and there are twelve pairs of ribs, as in Man.
Then it fell, shearing through the scales and flesh and vertebrae.
The blow must have disturbed the vertebrae; she fell at my feet, made a few movements, and uttered one low sound.
The vertebrae are as a rule procoelous, and are very few in number.
The extreme proximal end is fleshy up to its origin, which is fleshy and tendinous from the vertebrae.
1610s, from Latin vertebra "joint or articulation of the body, joint of the spine" (plural vertebræ), perhaps from vertere "to turn" (see versus) + instrumental suffix -bra. The notion is of the spine as the "hinge" of the body.
vertebra ver·te·bra (vûr'tə-brə)
n. pl. ver·te·bras or ver·te·brae (-brā', -brē')
Any of the bones or cartilaginous segments of the spinal column, usually 33 in number.
Plural vertebrae (vûr'tə-brā', -brē') or vertebras
Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated by cartilaginous intervertebral disks. See more at skeleton.