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lamina of vertebral arch

 

Definition: the flattened posterior portion of the vertebral arch extending between the pedicles and the midline, forming the dorsal wall of the vertebral foramen, and from the midline junction from which the spinous process extends.

Synonym(s): lamina arcus vertebraeTA, neurapophysis

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