prevertebral

adjective
pre·​ver·​te·​bral | \ -ˈvərt-ə-brəl, -(ˌ)vər-ˈtē-brəl How to pronounce prevertebral (audio) \

Medical Definition of prevertebral

: situated or occurring anterior to a vertebra or the spinal column prevertebral muscles

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“Prevertebral.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/prevertebral. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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