vertebral body

noun

Definition of vertebral body

anatomy
: the thick, cylindrical, anterior part of a vertebra that bears the weight of the head and trunk, is attached to and articulates with an adjacent vertebral body by an intervertebral disk, and encloses the front part of the vertebral foramen

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1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Vertebral body.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vertebral%20body. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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vertebral body

noun

Medical Definition of vertebral body

: the thick, cylindrical, anterior part of a vertebra that bears the weight of the head and trunk, is attached to and articulates with an adjacent vertebral body by an intervertebral disk, and encloses the front part of the vertebral foramen

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