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Definition: 'Cervical Enlargement'

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cervical enlargement

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a spindle-shaped swelling of the spinal cord extending from the third cervical to the second thoracic vertebra, with maximum thickness opposite the fifth or sixth cervical vertebra, consequential to the innervation of the upper limb.

Synonyms: intumescentia cervicalis, cervical enlargement of spinal cord



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