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one of the bilateral small flat projections on the surfaces of the arches of the vertebrae, at the point where the pedicles and laminae join, forming the zygapophysial joint surfaces.
ar·tic·u·lar pro·cess(ahr-tik'yū-lăr pros'es) [TA]
1. a prominence or projection, as from a bone.
2. a series of operations or events leading to achievement of a specific result; also, to subject to such a series to produce desired changes.
accessory vertebral process
a process which protrudes backwards from the vertebral arch of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae and overlap the succeeding vertebra in dogs and some other species.
the part of the bone in either the maxilla or mandible that surrounds and supports the teeth.
the point of the elbow; a prolongation vertically of the ulna.
one of the pair of processes at each end of a typical vertebrae which articulate with adjacent vertebral articular processes.
arytenoid cartilage corniculate process
a horn-like process which extends dorsomedially and forms one side of the caudal margin of the entrance to the larynx.
basihyoid lingual process
a median process which projects from the basihyoid bone into the root of the tongue in the horse and cow.
a quadrilateral plate of the occipital bone projecting superiorly and anteriorly from the foramen magnum.
the right of the two processes on the caudate lobe of the liver.
meridionally arranged ridges or folds projecting from the crown of the ciliary body.
any of the three (anterior, medial and posterior) processes of the sphenoid bone.
carries the articular surface with which the mandible articulates with the temporal bone at the temporomandibular joint.
a small curved process arising from the glenoid rim and neck of the scapula; called also coracoid; large in humans and animals with large clavicles.
1. the anterior part of the upper end of the ramus of the mandible.
2. a projection at the proximal end of the ulna. See also coronoid process.
distal phalangeal extensor process
the process on the dorsal border of the distal phalanx to which the common digital extensor tendon is attached.
a bony projection above and behind the maxillary process of the inferior nasal concha of some species.
1. of the zygomatic bone forms the anterior part of the zygomatic process.
2. a cone-shaped mass of red vascular tissue that lies across the base of the turkey's beak. Called also snood, nasal comb.
frontal bone cornual process
the bony core of the horn which projects from the frontal bone.
an expansive facial process in the embryo that develops into the forehead and upper part of the nose.
zygomatic process of the maxilla.
a tubercle on each cranial articular process of a lumbar vertebra.
mandibular angular process
a process which protrudes from the ventral caudal angle of the mandible, and acts as the attachment of the digastric muscle.
a conical projection at the base of mastoid portion of temporal bone.
a toothlike projection of the axis that articulates with the atlas. See also dens.
a prominent process lateral to the occipital condyle at the caudal extremity of the skull.
one of the wing-shaped processes of the sphenoid bone.
a flange of bone which protrudes ventrally from the caudal end of the zygomatic arch; carries part of the articular surface of the temporomandibular joint on its rostral edge.
spinous process of vertebrae
a dorsal median process of a vertebra giving attachment to muscles of the back.
a long, pointed projection, particularly a long spine projecting downward from the inferior surface of the temporal bone.
a flat, caudally directed process on the acromion of cats and some other species.
tail vertebral hemal process
paired ventral processes of the more cranial tail vertebrae; the coccygeal vessels run between them.
any hooklike process, as of vertebrae, the lacrimal bone, or the pancreas.
an extension of the urethra beyond the end of the glans penis in the male horse, sheep and goat. In the horse it is buried in a deep recess. In the small ruminants it is a thin, loose, wormlike appendage.
the caudal sternebra, consisting of a rod of bone that typically supports a xiphoid cartilage. Called also xiphoid.
a projection from the frontal or temporal bone, or from the maxilla, by which they articulate with the zygoma.