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What is the number of vertebrae in a typical adolecent

33 segments

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What is the number of vertebrae in a typical adult

26 segments

3

What constitutes the spine

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

4

How many segments unite to form the typical sacrum

5 segments

5

How many segments unite to form the typical coccyx

4 segments

6

Which mammals do not have seven cervical vertebrae

the two toed sloth, manatee, ant bear and three toed sloth

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Which mammals have more than seven cervical vertebrae

the ant bear and three-toed sloth

8

Which mammals have less than seven cervical vertebrae

the two-toed sloth and manatee

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What does the term "cervical" refer to

the region of the neck

10

What does the term "thoracic" refer to

breast plate or chest; it referred to the armor bearing region of the torso

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

the dorsal segments; dorsals

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

12 segments

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What does the term "lumbar" refer to

the loin; the region between the rib and the hip

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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

a cuckoo birds' bill or cuckoo birds' beak