thoracic vertebra

noun

: any of the 12 vertebrae dorsal to the thoracic region and characterized by articulation with the ribs

called also dorsal vertebra

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“Thoracic vertebra.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thoracic%20vertebra. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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