vertebral arch

n.

The posterior projection from the body of a vertebra that encloses the vertebral foramen.neural arch

Nearby words

  1. vertebr-,
  2. vertebra,
  3. vertebra dentata,
  4. vertebra plana,
  5. vertebral,
  6. vertebral artery,
  7. vertebral canal,
  8. vertebral column,
  9. vertebral foramen,
  10. vertebral formula


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