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transverse process

a process that projects from the sides of a vertebra.
Origin of transverse process
First recorded in 1690-1700 Unabridged
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transverse process

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

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