Верхний суставной отросток - Processus articularis superior; Zygapophysis superior

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The articular processes, two superior and two inferior, spring from the junctions of the pedicles and laminæ. The superior project upward, and their articular surfaces are directed more or less backward; the inferior project downward, and their surfaces look more or less forward. The articular surfaces are coated with hyaline cartilage.


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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Общая анатомия > Кости; система скелета > Осевой скелет > Позвоночный столб > Позвонок > Верхний суставной отросток

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