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vertebral

[vur-tuh-bruh l] /ˈvɜr tə brəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a vertebra or the vertebrae; spinal.
2.
resembling a vertebra.
3.
composed of or having vertebrae.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; vertebr(a) + -al1
Related forms
vertebrally, adverb
nonvertebral, adjective
postvertebral, adjective
prevertebral, adjective
subvertebral, adjective
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Word Origin and History for postvertebral

vertebral

adj.

1680s, from vertebra + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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postvertebral in Medicine

postvertebral post·ver·te·bral (pōst-vûr'tə-brəl, pōst'vər-tē'-)
adj.
Situated behind the vertebrae.

vertebral ver·te·bral (vûr'tə-brəl, vər-tē'brəl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or of the nature of a vertebra.

  2. Having or consisting of vertebrae.

  3. Having a spinal column.

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