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Its flesh is delicate and firm, and with the exception of the vertebrae, has no long bones.

Then it fell, shearing through the scales and flesh and vertebrae.

The skull, pelvis, and most vertebrae, as well as the sternum of this form are unknown.

Ribs are often wanting and when present are often not separated off from the vertebrae.

The vertebrae are amphicoelous, and are generally well ossified.

The vertebrae are generally without epiphyses to their centra.

The atlas and axis always differ much from the other vertebrae.

In most Edentata there is an extensive fusion of vertebrae in the sacral region.

This consists of a series of some fifty-two vertebrae, all completely ossified.

The vertebrae are as a rule procoelous, and are very few in number.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin vertebra "joint or articulation of the body, joint of the spine" (plural vertebræ), perhaps from vertere "to turn" (see versus) + instrumental suffix -bra. The notion is of the spine as the "hinge" of the body.

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