Median sacral crest

Median sacral crest
Bone: Median sacral crest
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Sacrum, dorsal surface.
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Lateral surfaces of sacrum and coccyx.
Latin crista sacralis mediana
Gray's subject #24 107

In the middle line of the dorsal surface of the sacrum, it displays a crest, the median sacral crest, surmounted by three or four tubercles, the rudimentary spinous processes of the upper three or four sacral vertebrae.

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