vertebral arch


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vertebral arch

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Noun1.vertebral arch - a structure arising dorsally from a vertebral centrum and enclosing the spinal cordvertebral 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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Lamina--part of the vertebra at the upper portion of the vertebral arch that forms the roof of the canal through which the spinal cord and nerve roots pass.
Pedicles--narrow stem-like structures on the vertebrae that form the walls of the bottom part of the vertebral arch.
The posterior vertebral arch consists of the pedicles with dense cortices and relatively little intervening spongy bone and laminae which are flattened bones with also relatively dense cortex and less dense cancellous bone (Carter, 2002), (Tan, 2003).