Definition of vertebral in US English:

vertebral

adjective

  • See vertebra

    • ‘Cerebral blood flow is provided by the internal carotid and vertebral arteries.’
    • ‘In contrast to the cervical vertebral centra, the dorsal centrum is shorter and more mildly opisthocoelous.’
    • ‘The vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs also have to withstand high compressive loads.’
    • ‘Many arterial branches arise from the vertebral and basilar artery to supply the medulla oblongata and the pons.’
    • ‘An abdominal film showed multiple vertebral anomalies in the sacrum.’

Pronunciation

vertebral

/ˈvərdəbrəl/