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the vertebra in the cervicothoracic region which has the most prominent spinous process (seventh cervical vertebra in 70% of the cases, sixth in 20%, and first thoracic vertebra in 10%).
Synonym(s): nuchal tubercle
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The seventh cervical vertebra.
See also: vertebra
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