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What is the name of the elevation near the origin of the lumbar transverse process?

Accessory process


What is the name of the lamina-pedicle junction of typical lumbar vertebra

Pars interarticularis


What is the name given to the projection on the lumbar on the superior articular process?

The mammillary process


What characteristic of the L1-L4 pedicle may be used to differentiate it from the L5 segment? (Be specific and complete as the difference(s) on a segment from each group)

On cranial view, the lateral surface of the pedicle is apparent on a L1-L4 segment. At L5 the transverse process originates from the vertebral body, pedicle and lamina-pedicle junction