Process (anatomy)

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In anatomy, a process (processus) is a projection or outgrowth of tissue from a larger body.wikipedia
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Temporal styloid process

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The temporal styloid process is a process of bone that extends down from the temporal bone of the human skull, just below the ear.

Podocyte

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The word is used even at the microanatomic level, where cells can have processes such as cilia or pedicels.
The podocytes have long processes, called foot processes, foot projections, or pedicels, for which the cells are named (podo- + -cyte).

Zygomatic bone

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It presents a malar and a temporal surface; four processes (the frontosphenoidal, orbital, maxillary, and temporal), and four borders.

Petrosal process

The petrosal process is a sharp process below the notch for the passage of the abducent nerve on either side of the dorsum sellae of the sphenoid bone.

Acromion

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In human anatomy, the acromion (from Greek: akros, "highest", ōmos, "shoulder", plural: acromia) is a bony process on the scapula (shoulder blade).

Coracoid process

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The coracoid process (from Greek κόραξ, raven ) is a small hook-like structure on the lateral edge of the superior anterior portion of the scapula (hence: coracoid, or "like a raven's beak").

Xiphoid process

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The xiphoid process, or xiphisternum or metasternum, is a small cartilaginous process (extension) of the lower (inferior) part of the sternum, which is usually ossified in the adult human.

Condyloid process

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The condyloid process or condylar process is the process on the human mandible and some other species' mandibles that ends in a condyle, the mandibular condyle.

Ulna

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Close to the elbow, the ulna has a bony process, the olecranon process, a hook-like structure that fits into the olecranon fossa of the humerus.

Vertebra

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For instance, in a vertebra, a process may serve for muscle attachment and leverage (as in the case of the transverse and spinous processes), or to fit (forming a synovial joint), with another vertebra (as in the case of the articular processes).
The posterior part of a vertebra forms a vertebral arch, in eleven parts, consisting of two pedicles, two laminae, and seven processes.

Lumbar vertebrae

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The vertebral arch, consisting of a pair of pedicles and a pair of laminae, encloses the vertebral foramen (opening) and supports seven processes.

Anatomy

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In anatomy, a process (processus) is a projection or outgrowth of tissue from a larger body.

Tissue (biology)

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In anatomy, a process (processus) is a projection or outgrowth of tissue from a larger body.

Synovial joint

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For instance, in a vertebra, a process may serve for muscle attachment and leverage (as in the case of the transverse and spinous processes), or to fit (forming a synovial joint), with another vertebra (as in the case of the articular processes).

Articular processes

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For instance, in a vertebra, a process may serve for muscle attachment and leverage (as in the case of the transverse and spinous processes), or to fit (forming a synovial joint), with another vertebra (as in the case of the articular processes).

Histology

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The word is used even at the microanatomic level, where cells can have processes such as cilia or pedicels.

Cell (biology)

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The word is used even at the microanatomic level, where cells can have processes such as cilia or pedicels.

Cilium

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The word is used even at the microanatomic level, where cells can have processes such as cilia or pedicels.

Tubercle

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Depending on the tissue, processes may also be called by other terms, such as apophysis, tubercle, or protuberance.

Protuberance

Depending on the tissue, processes may also be called by other terms, such as apophysis, tubercle, or protuberance.

Uncinate process of ethmoid bone

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