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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.
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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]
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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.
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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]
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apophysis

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

a PROCESS of vertebrate bones to which muscles, tendons or ligaments are attached.
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a·poph·y·sis

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