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Medical Term:

vertebral canal


the canal that contains the spinal cord, spinal meninges, and related structures. It is formed by the vertebral foramina of successive vertebrae of the articulated vertebral column.

Synonym(s): canalis vertebralisTA, spinal canal, tubus vertebralis

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