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uncinate process of cervical vertebra


Definition: raised lateral margins of the superior surface of the cervical vertebrae; with aging they often extend superiorly sufficient to contact the superior vertebra, forming an uncovertebral joint.

Synonym(s): processus uncinatus vertebrae cervicalisTA

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