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neural arch of vertebra


Definition: posterior element of a developing vertebra, formed from bilateral halves that will become the vertebral arch of the vertebra plus the posterolateral portion of the vertebral body; thus, the neural arch is more than the vertebral arch; the latter comprises only laminae and pedicles (all skeletal material posterior to the neurocentral junctions).

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