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Haemal arch

A haemal arch is a bony arch on the underside of a tail vertebra of a vertebrate. It may represent the ribs of that tail vertebra.

The hole so formed is the haemal canal.

It sometimes has a haemal spine on.

The blood vessels to and from the tail run through the arch.


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