vertebral

[ vur-tuh-bruh l ]
/ ˈvɜr tə brəl /

adjective

of or relating to a vertebra or the vertebrae; spinal.
resembling a vertebra.
composed of or having vertebrae.

Origin of vertebral

First recorded in 1675–85; vertebr(a) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM vertebral

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Medicine definitions for postvertebral (1 of 2)

postvertebral
[ pōst-vûrtə-brəl, pōst′vər-tē- ]

adj.

Situated behind the vertebrae.

Medicine definitions for postvertebral (2 of 2)

vertebral
[ vûrtə-brəl, vər-tēbrəl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or of the nature of a vertebra.
Having or consisting of vertebrae.
Having a spinal column.
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