Spinous process - Processus spinosus

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/).

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