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noun as in backbone

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noun as in spinal column

noun as in spine

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Doctors around the world drive them into the vertebrae of patients with devastating back injuries.

The lump, it turned out, was the result of a dislocated vertebrae.

You see, the spine is a row of vertebrae that was designed to be horizontal.

They reportedly got back together a few months later after Soffer injured his vertebrae in a helicopter crash.

We were just sort of misbehaving; they were the tissue between vertebrae—where the rubber meets the road.

These two aptitudes, simple though they be, characterize man better than the number of his vertebrae and his molars.

A rotten rope was found loosely knotted round the vertebrae of his neck.

The loaded pack basket on a heavy carry never fails to get in on the most vulnerable knob of the human vertebrae.

He found the same variability in the number of the caudal vertebrae.

The crocodiles of this old time had vertebrae with a hollow at each end like the fishes, or with a projection in the front.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vertebrae, such as: foundation, spine, base, basis, support, and vertebral column.

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