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From Latin vertere, "to turn". Having multiple vertebrae (plural of vertebra) in one's backbone instead of having a single bone or solid spine, allows for the movement of the body with bends and turns. Hence meaning 1.

Noun

Singular
vertebra

Plural
vertebrae or vertebras

vertebra (vertebrae or vertebras)
  1. any of the small bones which make up the backbone.

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Italian

Noun

vertebra f. (plural vertebre)

  1. vertebra

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