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What is the number of vertebrae in a typical adult?

26 segments

2

What is the number of vertebrae in a typical spine?

24 segments

3

What constitutes the spine?

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

4

which mammals have more than seven cervical vertebrae?

the ant bear and the three toed sloth

5

which mammals have less than seven cervical vertebrae?

the manatee and the two toed sloth

6

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

the dorsal segments; the dorsals

7

What does the term lumbar refer to?

the loin; the region between the rib and the hip

8

what does the term sacrum refer to?

the holy bone or holy region

9

what does the term coccyx refer to?

a cuckoo birds bill or cuckoo birds beak