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transverse process

noun

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


transverse process

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of transverse process1

First recorded in 1690–1700
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Example Sentences

The sixteenth vertebra has its tubercular facet on the transverse process, but the capitular facet is borne on the centrum.

In Bradypus a small outgrowth from the transverse process articulates with the neural arch of the succeeding vertebra.

On the latter vertebra the first transverse process appears as a short projection on the side of the centrum.

The transverse process of the ninth thoracic vertebra is similar to the preceding one, but broader and not bent upward anteriorly.

The transverse process of the seventh caudal is perforated by a vertical foramen.

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