neural arch

noun

Definition of neural arch

anatomy
: an arch of bone or cartilage of a vertebra that is situated posterior to a vertebral body, is formed by the fusion of two pedicles and two laminae, and along with the back portion of the vertebral body forms a vertebral foramen through which the spinal cord passes The neural arch puts limits on the range of a spine's movement with pairs of interlocking tabs known as zygapophyses.— Carl Zimmer

called also vertebral arch

First Known Use of neural arch

1843, in the meaning defined above

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neural arch

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Medical Definition of neural arch

: an arch of bone or cartilage of a vertebra that is situated posterior to a vertebral body, is formed by the fusion of two pedicles and two laminae, and along with the back portion of the vertebral body forms a vertebral foramen through which the spinal cord passes The neural arch puts limits on the range of a spine's movement with pairs of interlocking tabs known as zygapophyses.— Carl Zimmer

called also vertebral arch

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