caudal vertebra


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caudal vertebra

[′kȯd·əl ′vər·tə·brə]
(anatomy)
Any of the small bones of the vertebral column that support the tail in vertebrates; in humans, three to five are fused to form the coccyx.
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First caudal vertebra with two canals, a small proximal one at base of haemal arches, which fuse in midline briefly before diverging again to form posteriorly directed funnel-like second arch.
Abdominal/caudal vertebral pattern is Type B, but haemal arch of second caudal vertebra is somewhat enlarged.