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vertebral formula


Definition: a formula indicating the number of vertebrae in each segment of the spinal column; for humans it is C. 7, T. 12, L. 5, S. 5, Co. 4 = 33, the letters denoting cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal.

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