Accessory process

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Accessory process
A lumbar vertebra from above and behind (accessory process labeled at center right).
Latin Processus accessorius vertebrae lumbalis
Gray's p.106
Anatomical terms of bone

Of the tubercles noticed in connection with the transverse processes of the lower lumbar vertebrae, the inferior is situated at the back part of the base of the transverse process, and is called the accessory process.


This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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