vertebral

Part of speech: adjective

Vertebrate.

Part of speech:

Pertaining to a vertebra.

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Usage examples "vertebral":

  1. The muscles attached to the vertebral border and spine of the scapula are divided, the bone is drawn down to its proper position, and the parts are fixed by plaster bandages. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  2. H. Vertebral columns and muscles in process of development. - "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)", Charles Darwin.
  3. I recall to mind, says Dr. Latour, who was present at the time, a poor dog, the roots of whose vertebral nerves Magendie desired to lay bare to demonstrate Bell's theory, which he claimed as his own. - "Vivisection", Albert Leffingwell.