transversospinales

[ trănz-vûr′sō-spīnə-lēs′ ]

pl.n.

The muscles that originate from the transverse processes of the vertebrae, pass to the spinous processes of higher vertebrae, acting as rotators, and include the semispinal and the rotator muscles.

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