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vertebral column:

see spinal columnspinal column,
bony column forming the main structural support of the skeleton of humans and other vertebrates, also known as the vertebral column or backbone. It consists of segments known as vertebrae linked by intervertebral disks and held together by ligaments.
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vertebral column

[′vərd·ə·brəl ′käl·əm]
(anatomy)
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