Definition of Sacral vertebra

1. Noun. One of 5 vertebrae in the human spine that fuse in the adult to form the sacrum.

Group relationships: Sacrum
Generic synonyms: Vertebra

Definition of Sacral vertebra

1. Noun. (anatomy) Any of the five vertebra that are fused to form the sacrum. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sacral Vertebra

sacral horns
sacral index
sacral lymph nodes
sacral nerve
sacral nerves
sacral part of spinal cord
sacral plexus
sacral promontory
sacral region
sacral splanchnic nerves
sacral triangle
sacral tuberosity
sacral vein
sacral veins
sacral venous plexus
sacral vertebra (current term)
sacral vertebrae
sacral vertebras
sacrament of reconciliation

Literary usage of Sacral vertebra

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"It terminates on the posterior surface of the bone between the sacral cornua where the lamina? of the last sacral vertebra are imperfect. ..."

2. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"Laterad of the articular facet is seen the cranial face of the expanded " pseudo- transverse process" (f) of the first sacral vertebra. ..."

3. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"In analyzing this most complex of all compound bones, in a young Ostrich 2, I find the centrum of the first sacral vertebra distinct, although its neural ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1847)
"In each sacral vertebra the elements of the neural arch and rudimental fr first coalesce together; and afterwards the vertebrae unite with each ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"T\ie additional points of the first sacral vertebra, the lateral points of the ... Additional points tor the third sacral vertebra, lateral points for the ..."

6. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The transverse tubercles of the first sacral vertebra are large and very ... They are attached to the body of the first sacral vertebra and to the alse by ..."

7. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1881)
"The auricular surface may be entirely supported by tha part of the lateral muss which pertains to the tir>t sacral vertebra; i may, however, ..."

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