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Re: a croc question
On 11/8/05, Rodlox R <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> so...the part that allows the spine to flex back and forth; yes?
Yes, more or less. Vertebrae are usually connected by more than just
their centra; overlapping of the zygapophyses and other interesting
spinal doo-dads often figure into the picture as well. These tend to
stiffen the movement of the spinal column, though.
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