neural arch


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Related to neural arch: Mammillary process, Pars interarticularis, intervertebral foramen, supraspinous ligament

neural arch

n.
A bony or cartilaginous Y-shaped arch that projects from the posterior side of a vertebral body and encloses the spinal cord. Also called vertebral arch.
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Noun1.neural arch - a structure arising dorsally from a vertebral centrum and enclosing the spinal cordneural arch - a structure arising dorsally from a vertebral centrum and enclosing the spinal cord
centrum - the main body of a vertebra
arch - a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)
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The cartilaginous neural arch and spine of PU2 (NPU2) is present opposite the parhypural.
murivorus in being larger with a more strongly depressed neural arch (see discussion in 1 and figures in Gilmore, 7).
The hangman's fracture (traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis) represents fractures of the neural arch of C2 that are produced by a hyper-extension force.