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Flashcards in VERTEBRAL COLUMN/SPINAL COLUMN - General Characteristics Deck (13):
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

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

7

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 manatee and two toed sloth

9

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

11

What does the term "lumbar" refer to?

the loin; the region between the rib and the hip

12

What does the term "sacrum" refer to?

the holy bone or holy region

13

what does the term "coccyx" refer to?

a cuckoo birds' bill or cuckoo birds' beak