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Medical Term:

mammillary process of lumbar vertebra


a small apophysis or tubercle on the dorsal margin of the superior articular process of each of the lumbar vertebrae and usually of the twelfth thoracic vertebra.

Synonym(s): processus mammillaris vertebrae lumbalisTA, mammillary tubercle, metapophysis

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