vertebral arch


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vertebral arch

[′vərd·ə·brəl ′ärch]
(anatomy)
An arch formed by the paired pedicles and laminas of a vertebra; the posterior part of a vertebra which together with the anterior part, the body, encloses the vertebral foramen in which the spinal cord is lodged in vertebrates. Also known as neural arch.