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Noun: vertebra (vertebrae,vertebras)  vur-ti-bru
  1. One of the bony segments of the spinal column

Derived forms: vertebrae, vertebras

Type of: bone, os[2]

Part of: back, backbone, rachis, spinal column, spine, vertebral column

Encyclopedia: Vertebra