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The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at

Term:Abnormal vertebral morphology
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Accession:HP:0003468 term browser browse the term
Definition:An abnormality of one or more of the vertebrae.
Comment:A vertebra is one of 33 bony segments that form the spinal column of humans. There are 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral and 4 coccygeal vertebrae (the coccygeal vertebrae are fused into one coccyx bone).
Synonyms:exact_synonym: ABNORMAL VERTEBRAE;   Abnormality of the vertebrae;   Vertebral anomalies
 alt_id: HP:0005719
 xref: Fyler:4108;   SNOMEDCT_US:205043005;   SNOMEDCT_US:74877002;   UMLS:C0158775;   UMLS:C4020839;   UMLS:C4020840

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the musculoskeletal system 0
        Abnormality of the skeletal system 0
          Abnormal skeletal morphology 0
            Abnormal axial skeleton morphology 0
              Abnormality of the vertebral column 0
                Abnormal vertebral morphology 0
                  Abnormal cervical spine morphology + 0
                  Abnormal form of the vertebral bodies + 0
                  Abnormal number of vertebrae + 0
                  Abnormal vertebral epiphysis morphology 0
                  Abnormally ossified vertebrae + 0
                  Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the vertebrae + 0
                  Dysplasia of second lumbar vertebra 0
                  Fractured vertebra + 0
                  Modic type vertebral endplate changes + 0
                  Morbus Scheuermann + 0
                  Multiple small vertebral fractures 0
                  Osteoporosis of vertebrae 0
                  Punctate vertebral calcifications 0
                  Schmorl's node 0
                  Sclerotic vertebral body 0
                  Vertebral compression fracture 0
                  Vertebral hyperostosis 0
                  Vertebral segmentation defect + 0
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