arch buttress

arch buttress

arch buttress
Same as flying buttress.
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2): neonates, vertebrae small with round neural canals that are larger than the condyles, and thin vertebral features, especially the neural arch buttresses (bone area that connects the neural arch proper and the centrum) and the zygosphenes; juveniles, vertebrae larger with larger and more arched neural canals that range from about the size of the condyles to slightly smaller, and thicker neural arch buttresses and zygosphenes; and adults, vertebrae largest with arched neural canals that are much smaller than the condyles, and thick, robust neural arch buttresses and zygosphenes.