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vertebral column
(English) The backbone; consisting of monospondylous and diplospondylous centra; the vertebrae from the skull to the caudal fin, protecting the spinal cord and haemal artery and forming an attachment for muscles used in swimming. (See also: monospondylous, diplospondylous, centrum)
coluna vertebral
(Portuguese) Coluna vertebral; constituída por centra monoespodilosos ou diploespondilosos. (See also: monospondylous, diplospondylous, centrum)

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