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transverse process

noun

Definition of transverse process

  1. :  a lateral process of a vertebra



1696

First Known Use of transverse process

1696


Medical Dictionary

transverse process

noun

Medical Definition of transverse process

  1. :  a process that projects on the dorsolateral aspect of each side of the neural arch of a vertebra



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