The ossified form of a vertebral element, a skeletal element that forms around the notochord and is part of the vertebral column. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0051070 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/go/references/0000034 ]

Synonyms: vertebra bone vertebrae

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
vertebrae [ PHENOSCAPE:ad ]

editor note

Consider changing name to make distinction from inferred superclass 'vertebral element' clear
we follow FMA in making this an irregular bone - however vertebra have 'epiphyses' which are currently classified as belonging to long bones

external definition

Endochondral bone that forms around the notochord and is part of the vertebral column.[TAO]
Main component of the vertebral column. It consists of two essential parts, a dorsal neural arch and a ventral centrum.[AAO]

id

UBERON:0002412