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one of the ligaments that connect the transverse processes of adjacent vertebrae.
Synonym(s): ligamentum intertransversarium [TA]
Etymology: L, inter + transversus, cross-direction
one of many fibrous bands connecting the transverse processes of vertebrae. In the cervical region, intertransverse ligaments consist of a few scattered fibers; in the thoracic region they are rounded cords intimately connected with the deep muscles of the back. In the lumbar region they are thin and membranous.
in·ter·trans·verse lig·a·ment(in'tĕr-trans-vĕrs' lig'ă-mĕnt) [TA]
One of the ligaments that connect the transverse processes of adjacent vertebrae.