transverse process

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of transverse process

anatomy
: either of the two bony processes of a vertebra that project laterally from the neural arch at the junction of a pedicle and lamina and that provide attachment for muscles and ligaments concerned especially with rotation, lateral flexion, and stability of the spinal column

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First Known Use of transverse process

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Medical Dictionary

transverse process

noun

medical Definition of transverse process

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

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