Typical thoracic vertebrae


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Top view of thoracic vertebra 4 Latin terminology for the top view of thoracic vertebra 4
Top view of the 4th thoracic vertebra.
The list of terms: Corpus vertebrae – Body of vertebra
Arcus vertebrae – Vertebral arch
Pediculus arcus vertebrae – Pedicle of vertebral arch
Processus transversus – Transverse process
Processus spinosus – Spinous process
Foramen vertebrale – Vertebral foramen

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Front view of thoracic vertebra 5 Latin terminology for the front view of thoracic vertebra 5
Frontal view of the 5th thoracic vertebra.
The list of terms: Corpus vertebrae – Body of vertebra
Apophysis anularis – Ring apophysis
Processus articularis (zygapophysis) superior – Superior articular process (zygapophysis)
Processus articularis (zygapophysis) inferior – Inferior articular process (zygapophysis)
Processus transversus – Transverse process
Fovea costalis processus transversi – Costal facet of transverse process
Processus spinosus – Spinous process

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Side view of thoracic vertebra 5 Latin terminology for the side view of thoracic vertebra 5
Side view of the 5th thoracic vertebra.
The list of terms: Corpus vertebrae – Body of vertebra
Fovea costalis superior – Superior costal facet
Fovea costalis inferior – Inferior costal facet
Pediculus arcus vertebrae – Pedicle of vertebral arch
Incisura vertebralis superior – Superior veretbral notch
Incisura vertebralis inferior – Inferior vertebral notch
Processus articularis (zygapophysis) superior – Superior articular process (zygapophysis)
Processus articularis (zygapophysis) inferior – Inferior articular process (zygapophysis)
Processus transversus – Transverse process
Fovea costalis processus transversi – Costal facet of transverse process
Processus spinosus – Spinous process

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Superior oblique view of thoracic vertebra 5 Latin terminology for the superior oblique view of thoracic vertebra 5
Superior oblique view of the 5th thoracic vertebra.
The list of terms: Corpus vertebrae – Body of vertebra
Fovea costalis superior – Superior costal facet
Pediculus arcus vertebrae – Pedicle of vertebral arch
Incisura vertebralis superior – Superior vertebral notch
Incisura vertebralis inferior – Inferior vertebral notch
Processus articularis (zygapophysis) superior – Superior articular process (zygapophysis)
Processus articularis (zygapophysis) inferior – Inferior articular process (zygapophysis)
Processus transversus – Transverse process
Fovea costalis processus transversi – Costal facet of transverse process
Foramen vertebrale – Vertebral foramen

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Inferior oblique view of thoracic vertebra 5 Latin terminology for the inferior oblique view of thoracic vertebra 5
Inferior oblique view of the 5th thoracic vertebra.
The list of terms: Corpus vertebrae – Vertebral body
Apoplysis anularis – Ring apophysis
Facies intervertebralis
Fovea costalis superior – Superior costal facet
Fovea costalis inferior – Inferior costal facet
Processus articularis (zygapophysis) superior – Superior articular process (zygapophysis)
Processus articularis (zygapophysis) inferior – Inferior articular process (zygapophysis)
Processus transversus – Transverse process
Fovea costalis processus transversi – Costal facet of transverse process
Processus spinosus – Spinous process
Foramen vertebrale – Vertebral foramen

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Typical thoracic vertebra Latin terminology for the typical thoracic vertebra
Side view of typical thoracic vertebra (Th5 & Th6) demonstrating the localisation of intervertebral foramen.
The list of terms: Foramen intervertebrale – Intervertebral foramen
Fovea costalis superior – Superior costal facet
Fovea costalis inferior – Inferior costal facet
Pediculus arcus vertebrae – Pedicle of the vertebral arch
Processus articularis (zygapophysis) superior – Superior articular process (zygapophysis)
Processus articularis (zygapophysis) inferior – Inferior articular process (zygapophysis)

Typical thoracic vertebrae Th5 & Th6. 360° rotation.