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Spinal column

spinal column --> vertebral column

The series of vertebrae that extend from the cranium to the coccyx, providing support and forming a flexible bony case for the spinal cord.

Synonym: columna vertebralis, backbone, dorsal spine, rachis, spina dorsalis, spina, spina, spinal column, spine, vertebrarium. The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; the fall broke his back.

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Re: Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?

Very simply, the gorilla could strangulate the bear or damage it's spinal column by hyper-rotating it's cranium. Intellect is always important during life or death struggles ...

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by hymenoptera7
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?
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Evolution of the nervous system

For vertebrates the spinal column and the skull provides great protection from damage. Thinking in evolutionary terms, why does some nerves ...

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by Anna55
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of the nervous system
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Will a brain transplant ever be possible

... a head, rather than a brain? You'd 'just' (!!!) need to mesh the spinal column in....(I mean, as far as creating a neuological whole organism is concerned)(mind you, ...

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by Julie5
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will a brain transplant ever be possible
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Natural selection is proven wrong

... mental capacity outweighs other problems (such as cancer or the poor spinal column that Canalon pointed out) certainly has some merits, but I would instead claim that ...

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by alextemplet
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Sea Lampreys

I found a nice web page by UMASS. It says that they have a spinal column supported by a notochord. http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/conn.river/sealampr.html

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by tursiopstruncatus
Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Sea Lampreys
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