a paired artery which extends upward along the neck's vertebrates. Each goes into the skull through the koramen magnum close to the top of the spinal column, where it accompanies the artery from the other side to make up the basilar artery.

VERTEBRAL ARTERY: "The vertebral artery was severed during the accident."
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