What is another word for vertebral column?

26 synonyms found


[ vˈɜːtɪbɹə͡l kˈɒlʌm], [ vˈɜːtɪbɹə‍l kˈɒlʌm], [ v_ˈɜː_t_ɪ_b_ɹ_əl k_ˈɒ_l_ʌ_m]

The vertebral column is an essential part of the human body, providing support, flexibility, and protection for the spinal cord. However, there are several synonyms used to describe this structure, including spinal column, spine, backbone, and vertebral column. The spinal column refers to the entire column of vertebrae, while the spine can refer to the entire spinal system or just the back bones, and backbone emphasizes the central importance of this part of the body. Vertebral column is the most precise and anatomically accurate term, but all of these synonyms are common in medical and everyday use.

Synonyms for Vertebral column:

How to use "Vertebral column" in context?

The vertebral column is a long, curved, central column of the spine. It supports the rest of the body and provides space for the spinal cord. The vertebral column consists of 26 pairs of spinal vertebrae. The vertebral column curves around the spine and is protected by the vertebral arches.

The vertebral column ends at the coccyx, or tailbone. The vertebral canal is the space between each vertebra. The spinal cord and nerve roots exit the vertebral column through the openings in the vertebral arch. The discs between the vertebrae act as shock absorbers and protect the spinal cord.

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