Osteology

Articulated lumbar vertebrae, left anterolateral view

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Articulated lumbar vertebrae, left anterolateral view
1 . Body of vertebra
2 . Space occupied in life by intervertebral disc
3 . Pedicle (arch of vertebra)
4 . Inferior vertebral incisure
5 . Superior vertebral incisure (together 4 and 5 make up the intervertebral foramen)
6 . Spinous process (in background)
7 . Mamillary process
8 . Transverse process
9 . Accessory process
10 . Superior articular process
11 . Inferior articular process (pointer on articular surface)