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Search Results for: vertebral column

Vertebral column

Definition noun, plural: vertebral columns The series of vertebrae that extend from the cranium to the coccyx, and serves as... Read More

Vertebra

Definition noun, plural: vertebrae, vertebras Any of the irregular bony structure with some hyaline cartilage that make up... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Coccygeal spinal nerve

Definition noun, plural: coccygeal spinal nerves Any of the pair of nerves that emerge from the coccygeal region of the... Read More

Invertebrate

Invertebrate Definition An invertebrate refers to any of the animals lacking a vertebral column. The term invertebrate came... Read More

Rib

Rib 1. (Science: anatomy) One of the curved bones attached to the vertebral column and supporting the lateral walls of the... Read More

Human

Human Definition A human is a bipedal hominin characterized by having a higher and vertical forehead compared with earlier... Read More

Foramen magnum

Definition noun A large opening in the anterior inferior portion of occipital bone in the cranium that serves an outlet of... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Kidney

Definition noun, plural: kidneys (anatomy) Either of a pair of two bean-shaped organs located at the back of the abdominal... Read More

Peripheral nervous system

Definition noun The part of the nervous system that relays between the central nervous system and the rest of the body, and... Read More

Helminthology

Definition noun A branch of zoology that particularly deals with the helminths, particularly the parasitic... Read More

Vertebrae coccygeae

vertebrae coccygeae --> coccygeal vertebrae The four terminal segments of the vertebral column, usually fused to form the... Read More

Renal medulla

Definition noun, plural: renal medullae or renal medullas The inner region of the kidney that is arranged into renal... Read More

Sclerotome

Definition noun, plural: sclerotomes (embryology) The somite that gives rise to the development of vertebrae and... Read More

Joints of pelvic girdle

The joints of pelvic girdle, in anatomy, are the joints that unite the sacrum and the two hip bones, forming the pelvic... Read More

Stretch reflex

Definition noun A reflex contraction of a muscle when the muscle proprioceptors (e.g. muscle spindles) are... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Truncus sympathicus

Definition noun Latin for sympathetic trunk: the paired strands of nerve fibers that run from the base of the skull to the... Read More

Invertebrate zoology

Definition noun A sub-discipline of zoology that particularly deals with the invertebrates Supplement Invertebrate zoology... Read More

Dorsal spine

Definition noun One of the three distinct portions along the spine or the vertebral column (the other two are the cervical... Read More

Central nervous system

Definition noun The part of the nervous system comprised of the brain, the brainstem, and the spinal cord Supplement In... Read More

Foramen

Definition noun, plural: foramina, foramens Any opening or perforation, orifice or fenestra, especially through a bone, and... Read More

Genus

A genus is a taxonomic category ranking used in biological classification that is below family and above species. Species... Read More

Lancelet

Definition noun, plural: lancelets A small fishlike chordate of the taxonomic order Amphoxiformes Supplement The... Read More

Discus intervertebralis

Discus intervertebralis --> intervertebral disc (Science: anatomy) The intervertebral discs or nucleus pulposus are a... Read More