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Plural FormPlay
When talking about more than one, use 'vertebrae' as the plural form. SlideShe injured several vertebrae while doing gymnastics.
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Medical ContextPlay
The word is mostly used in medical or biological fields to denote spinal bones. SlideThe MRI showed that the lowest lumbar vertebra was herniated.
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Types of VertebraPlay
Vertebrae vary by location: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal are different types. SlideThe cervical vertebrae support the skull and allow for head movement.