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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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Irregularity of the apophysis of the ischial tuberosity evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging.
Patellal apophysis broad, dorsally concave; RTA more than half the tibial length, with distinctly extending distal end; lateral tibial apophysis absent; cymbial furrow less than 1/3 of cymbial length; conductor short, basal lamella indistinct, dorsal apophysis about the same size as conductor; median apophysis small, spoon-shaped, without free standing anterior edge, arising posteriorly; embolus short, filiform, prolateral in origin, thread originating near middle of tegular sclerite (Figs.
lineata, but can be distinguished by the shape of the ventral tibial apophysis that is not bifurcated and has a big apical swelling (Figs 30-31).
Male palp: Embolus long, winding once around tegulum, tip slender and straight; VTA large and two-lobed; RTA with prolaterally curved distal tooth and basal lobe; cymbial apophysis present (Figs 30, 31).
The new combination is clearly distinguished from all other members of the lutipes group by the very large and brush hook shaped median apophysis on the male palp and by the 6 coils of the female spermathecae.
Males can be distinguished by the embolus bent over 75[degrees] with a basal protuberance near the bulb, the globular bulb, and the cymbial apophysis with hook-shaped tip (Figs.
In Fuchibotulus, the embolus is needle-like associated with a small membranous conductor and a retrolateral tibial apophysis that is either single or bifid with a small tooth-like apophysis.
Tibia with ventral and retrolateral apophyses: the retrolateral apophysis obtuse; the ventral apophysis as in Figs.
Chaetotaxy of palp as follows: trochanter none; basifemur with one simple seta; telofemur with one uncinated apophysis and one simple seta; genu with one spine like seta and two simple setae; tibiotarsus with 4 simple and one thick spine like setae and terminating in a small claw (Fig.
2, table 1) proposed a number of diagnostic characters for the Zoicinae, two of which, regarding the male pedipalp, clearly represent synapomorphies for the subfamily: the lack of a median (= tegular) apophysis and the distal origin of the embolus.
Devel-opmentally, the bones and the soft tissues of the back do not always grow proportionately Selected anatomical structures are at risk during growth, including the pars interarticularis, the vertebral endplate, and the apophysis.
Pedipalps pale yellow; tibial apophysis thin, bulb oval, slightly elongate, with embolic spiral composed of three loops (Figs 24, 25).