The transverse or costal processes of a vertebra, two in number, project one at either side from the point where the lamina joins the pedicle, between the superior and inferior articular processes. They serve for the attachment of muscles and ligaments. [WP,unvetted]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transverse_process ]

Synonyms: processus transversus processus transversus vertebrae transverse process vertebra transverse process

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external definition

Projections on each side of the vertebra from the point where the neural arch lamina joins the pedicel for the articulation with the head of a single-headed rib or the upper head of a double-headed rib. Also called diapophyses. They provide surfaces for the attachment of muscles. In anurans, the term transverse process is used in reference to the processes associated with the presacral and postsacral vertebrae.

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diapophyses

diapophysis

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UBERON:0001077