thoracic vertebra

thoracic vertebra
Any of the twelve vertebrae in the chest region of the spine.

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  • thoracic vertebra — n any of the 12 vertebrae dorsal to the thoracic region and characterized by articulation with the ribs called also dorsal vertebra …   Medical dictionary

  • thoracic vertebra — noun one of 12 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; thoracic vertebrae extend from the seventh cervical vertebra down to the first lumbar vertebra • Syn: ↑dorsal vertebra • Hypernyms: ↑vertebra • Part Holonyms: ↑back, ↑dorsum …   Useful english dictionary

  • thoracic vertebra — vertebrae with only a fused neural spine, e.g. in Archoplites interruptus (Centrarchidae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • vertebra prominens — vertebra pro·mi·nens prä mi .nenz n the seventh cervical vertebra characterized by a prominent spinous process which can be felt at the base of the neck * * * [TA] prominent vertebra: the seventh cervical vertebra, so called because of the length …   Medical dictionary

  • thoracic nerve — n any of the spinal nerves of the thoracic region that consist of 12 pairs of which one pair emerges just below each thoracic vertebra …   Medical dictionary

  • Thoracic vertebrae — Infobox Bone Name = thoracic vertebrae Latin = vertebrae thoracales GraySubject = 22 GrayPage = 102 Caption = A typical thoracic vertebra Caption2 = Transverse section through the upper margin of the second thoracic vertebra. Origins = Insertions …   Wikipedia

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  • Thoracic vertebrae — The 12 thoracic vertebrae are situated between the cervical (neck) vertebrae and the lumbar vertebrae. The thoracic vertebrae are represented by the symbols T1 through T12. The thoracic vertebrae provide attachment for the ribs and make up part… …   Medical dictionary

  • Thoracic splanchnic nerves — Nerve: Thoracic splanchnic nerves The right sympathetic chain and its connections with the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic plexuses. (Greater and lesser splanchnic nerves labeled at left.) …   Wikipedia

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