Paired processes at the cephalic end of the neural arch. The articular facets of the prezygapophyses face dorsomedially and articulate with the lateroventrally facing facets of the postzygapophyses of the preceding vertebra. [ AAO:Pugener_and_Maglia_2008 ]

Synonyms: superior articular process of vertebra processus articularis superior vertebrae zygapophysis superior vertebra cranial articular process processus articularis superior cranial articular process of vertebra prezygapophysis

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

vertebrate_core

plural term
neural prezygapophyses [ TAO:0001325 ]

latin term
processus articularis superior vertebrae [ FMA:11953 FMA:TA ]

dubious or contested synonym
neural prezygapophysis [ ZFA:0001325 ]

latin term
zygapophysis superior [ FMA:11953 FMA:TA ]

preferred term when talking about an instance of this class in Homo sapiens
superior articular process of vertebra [ FMA:11953 ]

dubious or contested synonym
neural prezygopophyses [ ZFA:0001325 ]

editor note

TODO - add distinct classes for hemal vs neural?

external definition

Paired, anteromedially directed processes from the neural arches, ligamentously joined to the postzygapophyses of the preceding vertebra.[TAO]

has narrow synonym

neural prezygopophyses

neural prezygapophysis

has related synonym

neural prezygapophyses

id

UBERON:0001079

Term relations

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