transverse process

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

Origin:
1690–1700

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

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Example sentences
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.
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