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    How to identify Lumbar Vertebrae

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    List at least two specific anatomical characteristics each for typical cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae that would allow anyone to identify each type correctly.

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    How to distinguish cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae from each other:

    Cervical vertebrae are smaller than thoracic vertebrae; however, the vertebral arches are larger. In addition, the spinous processes of C2-C6 are bifid (split into two parts). Also, each cervical vertebra has ...

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    This solution gives specific anatomical characteristics each for typical cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae that would allow anyone to identify each type correctly.

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