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transverse process

a process that projects from the sides of a vertebra.
Origin of transverse process
1690-1700 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for transverse process
  • Sticking out at an angle from the circular body of the vertebra, there is a wing of bone called the transverse process.
  • The transverse process grows out from the vertebral arch behind the costal process.
  • Behind it are the transverse process of the seventh cervical vertebra, the sympathetic trunk and its inferior cervical ganglion.
British Dictionary definitions for transverse process

transverse process

(anatomy) either of the projections that arise from either side of a vertebra and provide articulation for the ribs
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transverse process in Medicine

transverse process n.
A process projecting on either side of the arch of a vertebra.

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