Transverse Process


Bone Name
Transverse Process

Description
Two process that project laterally from the sides of the arch of the vertabrae or from the junction of the arch and body of the vertabrae. In the cervical region the transverse processes of the third through sixth cervical vertabrae present a cranial and caudal portion. The former is referred to as the costal process which homologous of the rib in the thoracic region.

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