zygapophysis


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zygapophysis

 [zi″gah-pof´ĭ-sis]
the articular process of a vertebra.
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ar·tic·u·lar pro·cess

[TA]
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.
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zygapophysis

(zĭg′ə-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs, zī′gə-)
n. pl. zygapophy·ses (-sēz′)
One of two usually paired processes of the neural arch of a vertebra that articulates with corresponding parts of adjacent vertebrae.

zyg′ap·o·phys′e·al, zyg′ap·o·phys′i·al (zĭg′ăp-ə-fĭz′ē-əl, zī′găp-) adj.
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ar·tic·u·lar pro·cess

(ahr-tik'yū-lăr pros'es) [TA]
One of the bilateral small flat projections on the surfaces of the arches of the vertebae, at the point where the pedicles and laminae join, forming the zygapophysial joint surfaces.
Synonym(s): processus articularis [TA] , zygapophysis.
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zygapophysis

any facets of vertebrae that articulate with each other - usually two anterior zygapophyses which articulate with two posterior zygapophyses of the vertebra. See VERTEBRAL COLUMN and Fig. 314 .
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