vertebra
noun (plural vertebrae or -bras) Etymology: Latin, joint, vertebra, from vertere to turn Date: 1578 one of the bony or cartilaginous segments composing the spinal column, consisting in some lower vertebrates of several distinct elements which never become united, and in higher vertebrates having a short more or less cylindrical body whose ends articulate by pads of elastic or cartilaginous tissue with those of adjacent vertebrae and a bony arch that encloses the spinal cord

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  • vertebră — VERTÉBRĂ, vertebre, s.f. Fiecare dintre oasele scurte, în formă de inel, care formează împreună coloana vertebrală la om şi la animalele vertebrate şi în care se află măduva spinării. – din fr. vertèbre, lat. vertebra. Trimis de the catalin,… …   Dicționar Român

  • vértebra — f. anat. Cada una de las piezas óseas articulares que constituyen la columna vertebral. Son huesos esponjosos y cortos en los que es posible diferenciar un cuerpo (en posición anterior) y diversas apófisis, tanto laterales como posteriores… …   Diccionario médico

  • vértebra — s. f. 1.  [Anatomia] Cada um dos ossos que formam a coluna vertebral. 2.  [Anatomia] vértebra cervical: cada uma das sete vértebras da parte superior da coluna. 3.  [Anatomia] vértebra dorsal: cada uma das doze vértebras situadas no meio das… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Vertebra — Ver te*bra, n.; pl. {Vertebr[ae]}. [L. vertebra, fr. vertere to turn, change. See {Verse}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) One of the serial segments of the spinal column. [1913 Webster] Note: In many fishes the vertebr[ae] are simple cartilaginous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vertebra — (n.) 1610s, from L. vertebra joint or articulation of the body, joint of the spine (pl. vertebræ), perhaps from vertere to turn (see VERSUS (Cf. versus)) + instrumental suffix bra. The notion is of the spine as the hinge of the body …   Etymology dictionary

  • vértebra — (Del lat. vertĕbra). f. Anat. Cada uno de los huesos cortos, articulados entre sí, que forman el espinazo de los animales vertebrados …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • vertebra — [vʉr′tə brə] n. pl. vertebrae [vʉr′təbrē΄, vʉr′təbrā΄] or vertebras [L, a joint, vertebra < vertere, to turn: see VERSE] any of the single bones or segments of the spinal column, articulating in the higher vertebrates with those adjacent to it …   English World dictionary

  • Vertĕbra — (lat.), Wirbel. Vertebrae colli, Halswirbel. V. dorsi, Brustwirbel. V. lumborum, Lendenwirbel. Daher Vertebral, zur Wirbelsäule gehörig. Vertebralarterie etc., s. Wirbelarterie etc. Vertebralloch, Vertebralnerven, s. Rückenmarksloch u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Vertĕbra — (lat.), Wirbel (s. d.); vertebral, zu den Wirbeln gehörig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Vertebra — Vertebra, lat., Wirbel, Rückenwirbel; Vertebralsystem, das Rückenmark mit allen seinen Nerven; V.ta, (animalia), Thiere mit Rückenwirbeln …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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