Spinous process - Processus spinosus

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Description

The spinous process is directed backward and downward from the junction of the laminæ, and serves for the attachment of muscles and ligaments.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Vertebral column > Vertebra > Spinous process

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