Atypical lumbar vertebrae

Of the five lumbar vertebrae, L5 is considered atypical due to its shape. The remaining lumbar vertebrae are largely typical.

For a basic anatomic description of the structure a generic vertebra, see vertebrae.

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rID: 43475
Section: Anatomy
Tags: spine, anatomy
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