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transverse process

Syllabification: trans·verse proc·ess

Definition of transverse process in English:


A lateral process of a vertebra.
Example sentences
  • A fracture of the transverse process of a lumbar vertebra may damage the ureter.
  • This section passes through the third lumbar vertebra, its transverse process, spine, and superior articular process.
  • Dorsal ribs have a concave head that fits the convex end of the transverse process of the dorsal vertebra.

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