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Word! Vertebrae

Word! Vertebrae

Vertebrae

Say: ver-tuh-bray

Reach around and feel those bumps in the center of your back. Each bump is a bone called a vertebra and there are 33 vertebrae that make up your spine. Without your vertebrae, you couldn't stand tall!



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