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Parts of a Vertebra - The Lamina

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Updated March 07, 2007

The lamina is a part of the vertebra in the back.

The lamina is a part of the vertebra in the back.

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The lamina is the part of the vertebra that connects the spinous process and the transverse process. (Processes are projections of bone that provide places for muscles to attach.) There are two laminae, located on either side of the spinous process.

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