hemal arch


Any of three or four V-shaped bones located ventral to the bodies of the third to sixth coccygeal vertebrae and usually enclosing the ventral caudal artery and vein.

Nearby words

  1. hymeno-,
  2. hymenology,
  3. hymenophore,
  4. hymenoplasty,
  5. hymenoptera,
  6. hymenopteron,
  7. hymenopterous,
  8. hymenotomy,
  9. hymettian,
  10. hymettus

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