inferior articular process

noun

Medical Definition of inferior articular process

: a process of a vertebra that lies on each side of the neural arch and projects downward and articulates with a superior articular process of the next more caudal vertebra The inferior articular processes have vertical convex articular facets which face anterolaterally.Gray's Anatomy, 39th edition, 2005

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“Inferior articular process.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/inferior%20articular%20process. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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