Definition of transverse process in US English:

transverse process


  • A lateral process of a vertebra.

    • ‘A fracture of the transverse process of a lumbar vertebra may damage the ureter.’
    • ‘Dorsal ribs have a concave head that fits the convex end of the transverse process of the dorsal vertebra.’
    • ‘This section passes through the tenth thoracic vertebra and its transverse processes.’
    • ‘In the subcutaneous tissue - with the technic used in this investigation - these cells rarely show distinct transverse processes encircling the capillary.’
    • ‘This section passes through the third lumbar vertebra, its transverse process, spine, and superior articular process.’