Spinous Process


Bone Name
Spinous Process

Skeletal Division
Axial

Description
A single spine that projects dorsally from the middle of the arch vertabrae. It varies greatly in form, size, and direction from different vertabrae. It furnishes attachments to muscles and ligaments.

Articulation
No Articulation

Number
One for each vertabrae

Common Name
Feather bone

Appears In Crossection
Chuck G - Q, Rib A- M, Loin F - R

Location
A long the midline

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