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Identifying characteristics of vertebrae in the vertebral column
cervical vertebra - typical
vertebral type with a forked spinous process
pivots on C2; lacks a body
bears facets for articulation with ribs; form part of bony thoracic cage
forms a joint with the hip bone
vertebra with blocklike body and short stout spinous process
articulates with the occipital condyles
five components; unfused
twelve components; unfused
five components; fused
tissue that makes up the intervertebral discs
ruptured disc where part of the disc distends and bulges out