Full T5 (5th Thoracic Vertebra) Description
[Continued from above] . . . of the downward projecting spinous processes from T5 to T8 overlaps with the spinous process below it. A circular vertebral foramen encloses the spinal cord from within the protection of the vertebral arch, and two increasingly large pedicles provide support to the spine as a whole. The T5 vertebra as a whole is larger than the thoracic vertebrae above it.