spinal segment

noun
spinal seg·​ment | \ -ˈseg-mənt How to pronounce spinal segment (audio) \

Medical Definition of spinal segment

: a segment of the spinal cord including a single pair of spinal nerves and representing the spinal innervation of a single primitive metamere

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“Spinal segment.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/spinal%20segment. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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