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vertebranoun [C]

us   /ˈvɜr·t̬ə·brə/ plural vertebrae /ˈvɜr·t̬əˌbreɪ, -bri, -brə/ medical
one of the small bones that form the spine (= the line of bones down the middle of the back)
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Translations of “vertebra”
in Spanish vértebra…
in Vietnamese xương sống, cột sống…
in Malaysian vertebra, tulang belakang…
in Thai กระดูกสันหลัง…
in French vertèbre…
in German der Wirbel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脊椎骨, 椎骨…
in Indonesian tulang punggung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 脊椎骨, 椎骨…
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