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Superior Articular Facets of Seventh Cervical Vertebra
Skeletal System

Superior Articular Facets of Seventh Cervical Vertebra

Facies articulares superior vertebrae cervicalis septimae

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The superior articular facets are the smooth, flat, posterosuperiorly facing articular areas on the superior articular processes of the seventh cervical vertebra. They articulate with the corresponding inferior articular facets of the vertebra above, forming zygapophyseal joints.

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