Skeletal System: Choose the Correct Choice

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dens provides a pivot for rotation for the 1st cervical vertebra

axis

articulates with the ribs

thoracic vertebra

articulates with the hip bone laterally

sacrum

massive vertebrae; weight sustaining

lumbar

tailbone; vestigal fused vertebrae

coccyx

supports the head; allows the rocking motion of the occipital condyles

atlas

seven components; unfused

cervical vertebra

twelve components; unfused

thoracic vertebra

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