Pedicle of vertebral arch

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Bone: Pedicle of vertebral arch
A typical thoracic vertebra, viewed from above. (Pedicle labeled at left.)
A cervical vertebra. (Pedicle labeled at upper right.)
Latin pediculus arcus vertebrae, radix arcus vertebrae
Gray's subject #20 97
/ Elsevier

The pedicles (from Latin pediculus, "small foot") are two short, thick processes, which project backward, one on either side, from the upper part of the body, at the junction of its posterior and lateral surfaces.

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