posterior part of a vertebra that consists of a pair of pedicles and a pair of laminae, and supports seven processes: four articular processes, two transverse processes one spinous process[WP]. ZFA: A neural arch encloses the neural canal and typically meets its partner to form a neural spine. . [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertebral_arch ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

axiom lost from external ontology

relationship loss: develops_from basidorsal (TAO:0001060)[TAO]

definition

posterior part of a vertebra that consists of a pair of pedicles and a pair of laminae, and supports seven processes: four articular processes, two transverse processes one spinous process[WP]. ZFA: A neural arch encloses the neural canal and typically meets its partner to form a neural spine. .

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Gray82.png

development notes

The neural arch can be a replacement ossification of the basidorsal cartilage or can form directly in membrane bone

external definition

A neural arch encloses the neural canal and typically meets its partner to form a neural spine. The neural arch can be a replacement ossification of the basidorsal cartilage or can form directly in membrane bone.[TAO]

Bony arch perched on the vertebral centrum; successive arches enclose the neural canal that surrounds and protects the spinal cord dorsally.[AAO]

the dorsal bony and/or cartilaginous part of a vertebra, consisting of a pair of pedicles, a pair of laminae, and seven processes (four articular processes, two transverse processes, and one spinous process)

has broad synonym

vertebra neural arch

has exact synonym

dorsal arcocentrum

arcus vertebrae (vertebralis)

arcus vertebra

arcus vertebrae

has related synonym

vertebra dorsal arch

arcus vertebrae

homology notes

(...) certain common components [of vertebral structure] are found in nearly all vertebrate. A representative vertebra has a vertebral arch or neural arch, which extends dorsally around the spinal cord.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0003861

taxon notes

tiny neural arches present in Hagfish (which lack a true vertebraal column).