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The vertebral column is very long, consisting of some sixty vertebrae.
Such a folding as this might take place to give extra rigidity to the body in the absence of a vertebral column.
The vertebral column is short, and in old animals the trunk vertebrae have a tendency to become partially fused together.
Orycteropus is peculiar among Edentates in that the ischia do not unite with the vertebral column.
As to the vertebral column and pelvis, the lower apes differ from the gorilla as much as, or more than, it differs from man.
In a book (Cours d'Études médicales), published in 1803, Burdin assimilated the skull to the vertebral column.
In Argyropelecus and in one or two deep-sea forms the vertebral column remains cartilaginous.
In contracting, this muscle brings the chest nearer the pelvis, and as a result flexes the vertebral column.
In the vertebral column, hydatids give rise to angular deformity and paraplegia.
The keelson was snapped, the vertebral column of the skeleton was broken.