anticlinal vertebra

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English[edit]

Diagram of a vertebral column with the anticlinal vertebra highlighted in pink.

Noun[edit]

anticlinal vertebra (plural anticlinal vertebrae)

  1. (anatomy) The vertebra in a vertebral column which has a spinous process (spine) towards which the spines of all the other vertebrae are inclined; the vertebra at which the spine orientation changes.