The transverse, articular, mamillary and accessory processes of a lumbar vertebra. The word is used even at the microanatomic level, where cells can have processes such as cilia or pedicels. Clinically oriented anatomy pdf on the tissue, processes may also be called by other terms, such as apophysis, tubercle, or protuberance.
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