Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 15 On the Vertebrae of the Neck or Cervix

(B) In the lumbar vertebrae.

In the lumbar vertebrae the case is quite the opposite: the upper vertebra forms the top and sides of the foramen [f. intervertebrale], while the lower vertebra makes up only the lower portion, about a third of the circle. The depression [incisura vertebralis inferior] carved in those vertebrae between the body and the descending process [p. articularis inferior] is many times larger than the one [incisura vertebralis superior] that is hollowed out in the upper part of the vertebra between its body and its ascending process [p. articularis superior].



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 15 On the Vertebrae of the Neck or Cervix