cervical vertebra
one of the anterior vertebrae in sharks

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • cervical vertebra — n any of the seven vertebrae of the neck …   Medical dictionary

  • cervical vertebra — noun one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region • Syn: ↑neck bone • Hypernyms: ↑vertebra • Hyponyms: ↑atlas, ↑atlas vertebra, ↑axis, ↑axis vertebra …   Useful english dictionary

  • cervical vertebra — noun Any of the seven vertebrae of the neck …   Wiktionary

  • Cervical vertebra 5 — The cervical vertebra 5 (C5) is a vertebra of the spinal column. The cervical spinal nerve 5 (C5) passes out above it. C5 and C6 are the areas that see the highest amount of cervical spine trauma. References …   Wikipedia

  • Cervical vertebra 3 — The cervical vertebra 3 (C3) is a vertebra of the spinal column. The cervical spinal nerve 3 (C3) passes out above it. References v …   Wikipedia

  • Cervical vertebra 4 — The cervical vertebra 4 (C4) is a vertebra of the spinal column. The cervical spinal nerve 4 (C4) passes out above it. It is also the level at which the common carotid artery bifurcates. References …   Wikipedia

  • Cervical vertebra 6 — The cervical vertebra 6 (C6) is a vertebra of the spinal column. The cervical spinal nerve 6 (C6) passes out above it. The first cricoid ring is directly opposite C6. C6 is the vertebral level that the oesophagus becomes continuous with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Cervical vertebra, second — The second cervical vertebra is called the axis. It is so named because the uppermost cervical vertebra (called the atlas) rotates about the odontoid process of the second cervical vertebra. The joint between the axis and atlas is a pivot type of …   Medical dictionary

  • Cervical vertebra, first — The first cervical (neck) vertebra is called the atlas. It supports the head. The atlas bone is named for the Greek god Atlas who was condemned to support the earth and its heavens on his shoulders. (Because the god Atlas often adorned maps, a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Posterior tubercle of cervical vertebra — Infobox Bone Name = Posterior tubercle of cervical vertebra Latin = tuberculum posterius vertebrae cervicalis GraySubject = 21 GrayPage = 99 Caption = A cervical vertebra. (Posterior tubercle labeled at center left.) Caption2 = Side view of a… …   Wikipedia

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