Table 7-4 Comparison of Major Structural Features of Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Vetebrae CHARACTER ISTIC CERVICAL THORACIC LUMBAR Overall structure Body Small. Larger. Largest. Foramina One vertebral and two transverse. One vertebral. One vertebral. Spinous processes Slender and often bifid (C2–C6). Long and fairly thick (most project inferiorly). Short and blunt (project posteriorly rather than
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