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|lexical category=noun; plural <b>vertebrae</b>
 
|lexical category=noun; plural <b>vertebrae</b>
 
|etymology=Latin <i>vertebra</i>, turning joint
 
|etymology=Latin <i>vertebra</i>, turning joint
|definition=([[Echinodermata]]) 1. In Asteroidea, the fused pair of opposite ambulacrals, articulating with adjacent vertebrae by ball-and-socket joints. 2. In Ophiuroidea, enclosed by a ventral arm plate and skin or a dorsal arm plate.
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|definition=([[Echinodermata]]) 1. In [[Asteroidea]], the [[fused]] pair of opposite ambulacrals, articulating with adjacent vertebrae by ball-and-[[socket]] joints. 2. In [[Ophiuroidea]], enclosed by a [[ventral]] [[arm]] plate and [[skin]] or a [[dorsal]] [[arm]] plate.
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Revision as of 23:42, 13 September 2013

vertebra (noun; plural vertebrae; Latin vertebra, turning joint): (Echinodermata) 1. In Asteroidea, the fused pair of opposite ambulacrals, articulating with adjacent vertebrae by ball-and-socket joints. 2. In Ophiuroidea, enclosed by a ventral arm plate and skin or a dorsal arm plate.