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Her signature long neck has just seven vertebrae, the same as most mammals.
Clark’s vertebra was fractured, his chest cavity was penetrated, and his lungs were perforated and collapsed.
In between your vertebrae are rubbery cushions called spinal discs.
Karamanos, a perennial leading rider in Maryland who earned his 2,000th career victory last summer at Laurel, suffered a minor fracture of his T-5 vertebra when thrown from his mount, Marie From Parie, Jan. 14 at Laurel.
Banister nearly lost his leg as a teenager to bone cancer and an ensuing infection, then broke three vertebrae in his neck in a home-plate collision in junior college in 1983 but nonetheless fought his way to the Majors with the Pirates in 1991.
The impact ripped a chunk of granite off the railing and left Keefe with a bleeding on her brain and fractures to her skull, vertebrae and eye socket.
The replacement disc fits entirely within the disc space and eventually the two metal plates grow into the vertebra above and below it, holding it in place.
Ideally, all patients over 50 who break a wrist, shoulder, hip or vertebra should be checked for osteoporosis and treated, if warranted.
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Origin and Etymology of vertebra
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VERTEBRA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vertebra for English Language Learners
: one of the small bones that are linked together to form the backbone
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