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This lumbar vertebrae is viewed from the back side or posterior aspect of the spine looking forward or anteriorly. The spinous process is located in the lower central portion of the image. The square appearing 'box' is actually the vertebral body on the far surface of the vertebra. The side projection on each side of the vertebra are the transverse processes.
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