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A process projecting outward from the side of a vertebra.
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trans·verse pro·cess(trans-vĕrs' pros'es)
A bony protrusion on either side of the arch of a vertebra, from the junction of the lamina and pedicle, which functions as a lever for attached muscles.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
transverse processA bony protuberance on each side of a vertebra to which muscles are attached.
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transverse processlateral projections from each node of the neural arch of tetrapod vertebrates to which ribs are attached.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005