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apophysis

 [ah-pof´ĭ-sis] (pl. apoph´yses) (Gr.)
any outgrowth or swelling, especially a bony outgrowth that has never been entirely separated from the bone of which it forms a part, such as a process, tubercle, or tuberosity.

a·poph·y·sis

, pl.

a·poph·y·ses

(ă-pof'i-sis, -sēz), [TA]
1. An outgrowth or projection, especially one from a bone. A bony process or outgrowth that lacks an independent center of ossification.
2. In fungi, swelling shaped like a champagne glass at the end of a sporangiophore below the sporangium in the order Mucorales, as in the genus.
[G. an offshoot]

apophysis

/apoph·y·sis/ (ah-pof´ĭ-sis) pl. apoph´yses   [Gr.] any outgrowth or swelling, especially a bony outgrowth that has never been entirely separated from the bone of which it forms a part, such as a process, tubercle, or tuberosity.apophys´eal

apophysis

(ə-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. apophy·ses (-sēz′)
1. Anatomy A natural swelling, projection, or outgrowth of an organ or part, such as the process of a vertebra.
2. Geology A branch from a dike or vein.

a·poph′y·sate′ (-sāt′), a·poph′y·se′al (-sē′əl) adj.

apophysis

[əpof′isis]
Etymology: Gk, a growing away
any small projection, process, or outgrowth, usually on a bone without an independent center of ossification. Examples include the zygomatic apophysis of the temporal bone and the basilar apophysis of the occipital bone. apophyseal, apophysial, adj.

a·poph·y·sis

, pl. apophyses (ă-pof'i-sis, -sēz)
1. [TA] An outgrowth or projection, especially one from a bone.
2. A bony process or outgrowth that lacks an independent center of ossification.
[G. an offshoot]

apophysis

Any natural protrusion forming part of a bone, such as a tubercle or tuberosity.

apophysis

a PROCESS of vertebrate bones to which muscles, tendons or ligaments are attached.

apophysis

a bony process, with an independent centre of ossification and associated growth plate, serving as attachment for ligament or tendon

a·poph·y·sis

, pl. apophyses (ă-pof'i-sis, -sēz)
Outgrowth or projection, especially one from bone.
[G. an offshoot]

apophysis

pl. apophyses [Gr.] a bony outgrowth or swelling such as a tuberosity or process, especially one that has no secondary center.
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Left male palps, retrolateral view demonstrate difference in the shape of rerolateral tibial apophyses.
The arrangement of two tegular apophyses arising proximally from the tegulum in a 6- to 7-o'clock position is characteristic (Figs 1-3).
Pedipalps black, with two long thin tibial apophyses (Figs 94-97); embolus thin and long, extending beyond distal margin of cymbium (Fig.
Papillae anales intermediate in size; apophyses anteriores and posteriores narrow and long; ostium sclerotized; ductus bursae short, broad at middle, sclerotized; corpus bursae slender and long, with a large signum (Fig.
26); VTA long and with anterior hooked end; RTA with two narrow digitiform apophyses and long distal tooth when seen laterally (Fig.
longibulbi when approaching the female: he used his leg I tibial apophyses together with the leg I metatarsal apophyses to clasp the female's legs and to bring her close to him.
Front apophyses thick and straight; equal in length to rear apophyses.
Moreover, the male who elicited this response from a female had an unusual additional thorn spine on the internal tibial apophyses, and this deformity could have generated novel signals maybe in leg tapping as was observed for body vibrations in E.
70-71) by the shape of the tegular and ventral tibial apophyses.
Intermediate valves broadly rectangular, front margin slightly concave in wide central part between apophyses (slightly convex in valve ii), straight or slightly concave in lateral parts, side margins rounded, hind margin almost straight, apices inconspicuous, lateral areas not raised, poorly defined (Fig.
Male chelicerae with long apophyses and male clypeus with sexual modifications (Fig.