6 terms

vertebral parts/areas

vertebral foramen
cavity enclosing nerve cord
weight-bearing portion of the vertebrae
spinous and transverse process
provide levers against which muscles pull
body and transverse process
two structures that provides an articulation point for the ribs
intervertebral foramina
openings providing for exit of spinal nerves
body and vertebral arch
two structures that form an enclosure for the spinal cord