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transverse process

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  1. a process that projects from the sides of a vertebra.

Origin of transverse process

First recorded in 1690–1700
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British Dictionary definitions for transverse process

transverse process

  1. anatomy either of the projections that arise from either side of a vertebra and provide articulation for the ribs
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transverse process in Medicine

transverse process

  1. A process projecting on either side of the arch of a vertebra.
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