A cervical vertebra. (Spinous process labeled at bottom.)
Side view of a typical cervical vertebra. (Spinous process labeled at right.)
processus spinosus vertebrae
Anatomical terms of bone
spinous process of a vertebra is directed backward and downward from the junction of the laminae (in humans), and serves for the attachment of muscles and ligaments. In animals without an erect stance, the process points upward and may slant forward or backward. Spinous processes are exaggerated in some animals, such as the extinct and Dimetrodon , where they form a sail- or finback. Spinosaurus
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Median sagittal section of two lumbar vertebræ and their ligaments.
Costotransverse articulation. Seen from above.
A vertebra seen from above.
A vertebra seen from the side.
Cervical vertebra viewed posteriorly, spinal processes visible.
Cervical vertebra viewed from atop.
Thoracic vertebra viewed from atop.
Lower thoracic vertebra and upper lumbar, with spinous processes at right.
Thoracic vertebra seen from above.
Lumbar vertebra viewed laterally, spinous process labeled at bottom right.
Lumbar vertebra viewed from above, spinous process labeled at top.
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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy .
T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T11, T12
costal facets ( superior, inferior, transverse)
Uncinate process of vertebra
specific ribs ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, True ribs, False ribs, Floating rib)
parts ( Angle, Tubercle, Costal groove, Neck, Head)