Definition: the series of vertebrae that extend from the cranium to the coccyx, providing support and forming a flexible bony case for the spinal cord.
Synonym(s): columna vertebralisTA, spine2TA, backbone, dorsal spine, rachis, spina dorsalis, spinal column, vertebrarium
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