vertebral formula

n.

A formula indicating the number of vertebrae in each segment of the spinal column.

Nearby words

  1. vertebral arch,
  2. vertebral artery,
  3. vertebral canal,
  4. vertebral column,
  5. vertebral foramen,
  6. vertebral nerve,
  7. vertebral rib,
  8. vertebral vein,
  9. vertebrata,
  10. vertebrate


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