cervical vertebra


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  • noun

Synonyms for cervical vertebra

one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region

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Based on these considerations, we interpret the Manasquan specimen to represent a mammalian cervical vertebra (CV).
One of these Middle Palaeolithic levels, IV 3b'1, has yielded a mesial fragment of a Levallois point embedded in the 3rd cervical vertebra of a wild ass (Equus african us) [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2A, B, C & 3 OMITTED].
An X-ray showed the women had broken off one of the spiny projections from her seventh cervical vertebra.
Pacioretty fractured the fourth cervical vertebra and is in a hospital under observation, Canadiens coach Jacques Martin said yesterday.
He flew 50ft through the air and landed on his head on a tarmac road, fracturing his first cervical vertebra - an injury that normally results in death.
At the level of the first cervical vertebra (atlas) it winds behind its lateral mass and enters the skull through the foramen magnum (5).
Defensive end Dave Childers was found to have a broken cervical vertebra in his neck and is likely lost for the season.
Both computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (figure 1) of the cervical region showed an ossified, heterogenous, and well-demarcated mass in front of the second cervical vertebra at the right side of the midline, close to the vertebral and internal carotid arteries.
Stephen Olvey, part of the team that spent five hours Monday night repairing Fittipaldi's fractured cervical vertebra.
X-rays showed Fittipaldi had a fracture of the seventh cervical vertebra and partially collapsed left lung.