superior articular process

noun

Medical Definition of superior articular process

: a process of a vertebra that lies on each side of the neural arch and projects upward and articulates with an inferior articular process of the next more cranial vertebra The transverse process is much modified as a broad, sloping mass which projects laterally from the body, pedicle and superior articular process.Gray's Anatomy, 39th edition, 2005

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“Superior articular process.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/superior%20articular%20process. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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