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Lamina of the vertebral arch

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Lamina of the vertebral arch

Lamina of the vertebral arch
A typical thoracic vertebra, viewed from above
(lamina of the vertebral arch labeled at bottom left)
A cervical vertebra
(lamina of the vertebral arch labeled at bottom right)
Latin Lamina arcus vertebrae
Gray's subject #20 97

The lamina of the vertebral arch are two broad plates, extending dorsally and medially from the pedicles, fusing to complete the roof of the vertebral arch.

Their upper borders and the lower parts of their anterior surfaces are rough for the attachment of the ligamenta flava.

The name derives from the Latin word "lāmina" which refers to a thin plate, sheet or layer.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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