Definition of Vertebral arch

1. Noun. A structure arising dorsally from a vertebral centrum and enclosing the spinal cord.

Exact synonyms: Neural Arch
Group relationships: Centrum
Generic synonyms: Arch

Definition of Vertebral arch

1. Noun. (anatomy) The posterior part of a vertebra. ¹

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Medical Definition of Vertebral arch

1. The posterior projection from the body of a vertebra that encloses the vertebral foramen; it consists of paired pedicles and laminae; the spinous, transverse, and articular processes arise from the arch. In aggregate, the venous arches-and the ligamenta flava that unite them-form the posterior wall of the vertebral (spinal) canal. Synonym: arcus vertebrae, neural arch. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vertebral Arch

vertebra magna
vertebra plana
vertebra prominens
vertebra prominens reflex
vertebra vera
vertebrae cervicales
vertebrae coccygeae
vertebrae lumbales
vertebrae sacrales
vertebrae spuriae
vertebrae thoracicae
vertebral-basilar system
vertebral arch (current term)
vertebral artery
vertebral border of scapula
vertebral canal
vertebral column
vertebral columns
vertebral epidural space
vertebral foramen
vertebral formula
vertebral fusion
vertebral ganglion
vertebral groove
vertebral nerve
vertebral notch
vertebral part of diaphragm

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