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 17 On the Lumbar Vertebrae

Descending processes [zygapophysis inferior]

The descending processes (N, O in figs. 2, 3) run conspicuously downward and end on their outer side in an oblong tubercle 11 (O in fig. 3) which faces more toward the vertebra’s front than its rear. These tubercles enter the ascending processes of the vertebra beneath, as I previously explained at greater length; nothing has been added thus far to this chapter that I have not said before. 12



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 17 On the Lumbar Vertebrae