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(N) Vertebra

(N) Vertebra
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noun vertebra

Translation: vértebra

Definition of vertebra in English

Each of the short, bones located in the axial skeleton of vertebrates, which surrounds and protects the spinal cord and is connected to analogous bones by intervertebral discs, constituting the spine.

Definition of vertebra in Spanish

Hueso corto localizado en el esqueleto axial que se articula con otro análogo por medio de los discos intervertebrales, y que compone la columna vertebral.

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noun intervertebral disk

Translation: disco intervertebral

Definition of intervertebral disk in English

Flat, thin and circular cartilaginous structure located between two spinal vertebrae, which articulates the vertebrae and provides shock absorption.

Definition of intervertebral disk in Spanish

Estructura cartilaginosa localizada entre dos vértebras cuya función principal es articularlas, así como amortiguar la carga que soporta la columna vertebral.

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noun vertebral body

Translation: cuerpo vertebral

Definition of vertebral body in English

Anterior part of the vertebra, shaped like a flattened cylinder, which provides the spine with solidity and resistance.

Definition of vertebral body in Spanish

Parte anterior de la vértebra, con forma de cilindro achatado, cuya función principal es dotar de solidez y resistencia a la columna vertebral.

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noun superior articular process

Translation: apófisis articular superior

Definition of superior articular process in English

Bone protrusion, located at the superior and posterior part of the vertebral arch, that allows for intervertebral articulation.

Definition of superior articular process in Spanish

Protuberancia ósea que surge de la parte superior y posterior del arco vertebral que permite la articulación intervertebral para dar unidad a la columna vertebral.

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noun inferior articular process

Translation: apófisis articular inferior

Definition of inferior articular process in English

Bone protrusion, located at the inferior and posterior part of the vertebral arch, that allows for intervertebral articulation.

Definition of inferior articular process in Spanish

Protuberancia ósea que surge de la parte inferior y posterior de la vértebra, cuya función principal es proteger el canal medular y servir de inserción para varios músculos del tronco.

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noun spinous process

Translation: apófisis espinosa

Definition of spinous process in English

Bone protrusion located on the posterior part of the vertebra, which protects the medullar canal and serves as an insertion point for various muscles of the torso.

Definition of spinous process in Spanish

Protuberancia ósea localizada en la parte posterior de la vértebra, cuya función principal es proteger el canal medular y servir de inserción para varios músculos del tronco.

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noun transverse process

Translation: apófisis transversa

Definition of transverse process in English

Small bone protrusion that extends from the right and left sides of the vertebra, which attaches to spinal muscles and ligaments and, in the thoracic spine, serves as the point of articulation with the rib.

Definition of transverse process in Spanish

Prominencia ósea pequeña, que surge de los lados derecho e izquierdo de la vértebra, conectada con los músculos espinales y los ligamentos, además de servir de punto de articulación a la costilla en la columna torácica.

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noun facet

Translation: carilla

Definition of facet in English

Small, cartilagenous, articular surface of a bone.

Definition of facet in Spanish

Pequeña superficie ósea recubierta de cartílago que, en contacto con la superficie equivalente de otro hueso, permite su articulación.