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Medical Term:

articular process


Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): processus articularisTA, zygapophysis

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