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1

What is the number of vertebrae in a typical adolescent?

33 segments

2

What is the number of vertebrae in a typical adult?

26 segments

3

What is the number of vertebrae in the typical spine?

24 segments

4

What constitutes the spine?

the 24 presacral segments; the cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae

5

How many segments unite to form the typical sacrum?

5 segments

6

How many segments nite to form the typical coccyx?

4 segments

7

Which mammals do not have 7 cervical vertebrae?

2 toed sloth, manatee, ant bear, 3 toed sloth

8

Which mammals have more than seven cervical vertebrae?

Ant bear, 3 toed sloth

9

Which mammals have less than 7 cervical vertebrae?

2 toed sloth, manatee"

10

What is the term "Cervical" refer to?

the region of the neck

11

What does the term "Thoracic" refer to?

Breast plate or chest, it referred to the armor bearing region of the torso

12

What other term is often used to identify the vertebral segments of the chest?

The dorsal segments; the dorsals

13

What is the typical number of segments in the dorsal or thoracic region?

12 segments

14

What does the term "Lumbar" refer to?

Loin, the region between the rib and hip

15

What is the typical number of segments in the lumbar region?

5 segments

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What does the term "Sacrum" refer to?

The holy bone or holy region

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What does the term "coccyx" refer to?

Cuckoo birds' bill or cuckoo birds' beak