Transverse processes

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Bone: Transverse processes
A cervical vertebra. (Transverse process labeled at upper right.)
A thoracic vertebra. (Transverse process labeled at center.)
Latin processus transversus vertebrae
Gray's subject #20 97
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The transverse processes of a vertebra, two in number, project one at either side from the point where the lamina joins the pedicle, between the superior and inferior articular processes. They serve for the attachment of muscles and ligaments.

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