cervical vertebra


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cervical vertebra

[′sər·və·kəl ′vərd·ə·brə]
(anatomy)
Any of the bones in the neck region of the vertebral column; the transverse process has a characteristic perforation by a transverse foramen.
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In this report, we describe and identify a cervical vertebra recently recovered by commercial shell fishing operations 40 km southeast of Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey.
The cervical rib is a supernumerary rib arising from a cervical vertebra or elongated transverse process of the 7th cervical vertebra articulated to the first rib or ended freely.
Somehow, Mr Tomlinson struck his head with sufficient force to drive his fifth cervical vertebra into the spinal canal.
Pacioretty's season was ended by a concussion and a broken cervical vertebra suffered when he was checked into the stanchion holding the protective glass, but he has recovered fully and everybody - even Pacioretty - has moved on.
open mouth view showing the lateral masses of the first cervical vertebra and the entire odontoid process.
After some inspection, Andres realized the reptile's first cervical vertebra was dislodged.