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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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The median apophysis connects with tegulum via a flexible membrane approximately halfway along the ventral part of the tegular ring.
Pedipalps black, relatively large; patellar apophysis short and broad, with sharp tip (Figs 49-51), dorsal tibial apophysis characteristically rectangular in shape, with blunt tip (Fig.
Patellar apophysis broad, dorsally concave; RTA more than half length of tibia, with distinctly extended distal end; lateral tibial apophysis absent; cymbial furrow less than 1/3 of cymbial length; conductor short, basal lamella indistinct, dorsal apophysis about as large as conductor; median apophysis relatively large, spoon-shaped, without free standing anterior edge, distinctly separated from embolic base; embolus short, filiform, prolateral in origin, thread originating near base of tegular sclerite (Figs.
4 Tibial apophysis with three well-marked teeth between VTA and LTA (Fig.
Bilobate apophysis of the hemispermatophore very close to the distal lamina, but not forming a part of it; distal lamina slender, almost straight, anterior margin slightly curved (Fig.
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' palps differ in the shape of the median apophysis (Fig.
However, osseous union between the acromial apophysis and spine of the scapula may occur as late as age 25 years.
The following abbreviations were used: measurements: CL--carapace length, CW--carapace width, TL--total length of body in dorsal view; eyes: AER--anterior eye row, ALE--anterior lateral eyes, AME anterior median eyes, LE--lateral eyes, ME--median eyes, MOQ--median ocular quadrangle, MOQAW--median ocular quadrangle anterior width, MOQL--median ocular quadrangle length, MOQPW--median ocular quadrangle posterior width, PE posterior eyes, PER--posterior eye row, PLE--posterior lateral eyes, PME--posterior median eyes; legs: Fe--femur, Mt--metatarsus, Pat--patella, Ta--tarsus, Tib--tibia; male genitalia: ITA--intermediate tibial apophysis, RTA--retrolateral tibial apophysis, VTA--ventral tibial apophysis.
Viraktamath & Gnaneswaran (2009) defined the subgenus Tropicognathus as having the male pygofer with a well developed dorsal appendage, caudal margin with few stout setae, subgenital plates fused but variable in shape, apophysis of the style either of uniform width or widened distally, apex bilobed or bifid and an aedeagal shaft with processes on shaft but lacking ventral basal processes.
Abbreviations used in the description are: ALE, anterior lateral eyes; ALS, anterior lateral spinnerets; AME, anterior median eyes; B, bulb of the palp; C, cymbium; DAC, distal apophysis of cymbium; E, embolus; PLE, posterior lateral eyes; PLS, posterior lateral spinnerets; PMS, posterior median spinnerets; S, spermathecae.
Tibial apophysis on leg 1 fused at base, retrolateral branch with a row of short apical spines, prolateral branch short, rounded, with single spine adjacent to each branch (Fig.