Vertebral arch

Vertebral arch
Bone: Vertebral arch
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A typical thoracic vertebra, viewed from above. (Vertebral arch is the bottom half.)
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A cervical vertebra. (Vertebral arch is the bottom half.)
Latin arcus vertebrae
Gray's subject #20 96

The vertebral arch (or neural arch) is the posterior part of a vertebra.

It consists of a pair of pedicles and a pair of laminae, and supports seven processes:

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  • Lamina of the vertebral arch — Infobox Bone Name = Lamina of the vertebral arch Latin = l. arcus vertebrae GraySubject = 20 GrayPage = 97 Caption = A typical thoracic vertebra, viewed from above. (Lamina labeled at bottom left.) Caption2 = A cervical vertebra. (Lamina labeled… …   Wikipedia

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  • pedicle of vertebral arch — pediculus arcus vertebrae …   Medical dictionary

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