thoracic vertebrae


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thoracic vertebrae

[thə′ras·ik ′vərd·ə‚brā]
(anatomy)
The vertebrae associated with the chest and ribs in vertebrates; there are 12 in humans.
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We also excluded the posteriormost cervical vertebra (C7) because, in the cervids we examined, C7 is transitional to the thoracic vertebrae.
MRI showed that the thoracic vertebrae and spinal cord terminated at T9.
Sectioning of the body is indicated by the division of the second and third thoracic vertebrae along the sagittal plane (vertically) which ceases at T4, with no further cut marks until T11, with T11 to L2 again cleanly cut along the sagittal plane (Figure 7).
2) Thoracic vertebrae have been noted to develop distinctive right-sided osteophytosis with thoracic lipping.
Type 1 is described as extensive fusion of all cervical vertebrae and upper thoracic vertebrae.
He broke two thoracic vertebrae, a couple of ribs, punctured a lung, broke his left arm and damaged the radial nerve.