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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

(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.

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.

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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Spination: femora I p 0-0-1, II p 0-0-1, III p 0-0-1, IV 0 and femora of palps p 0-0-1; patellae I-IV 0 and patellae of palps 0; tibiae I v 1-1-0, p 0-1-1, r 0-0-2 (apical, in the base of retrolateral tibial apophysis), II v 1-1-0, p 0-1-1, III v 1-1-1, p 0-2-(0-1), r 1-0-1, IV v 0-1-(0-1), p 0-1-0, r 0-0-1 and tibiae of palps p 0-1-1; metatarsi I v 0-0-1 (apical), p 1-0-0, II v 1-0-3 (apical), III v 0-0-2 (apical), p 0-(1-2)-2, r 1-1-1-1, IV v 0-1-0, p 0-0-1, r 1-1-(1-2), tarsi I-IV and tarsi of palps 0.
Posterior ring apophysis separation combined with lumbar disc herniation in adults: a 10-year experience in the surgical management of 87 cases.
1h): Papillae anal small, somewhat rounded, covered with hair, apophysis posterior large, thorn-like, apophysis anterior reduced, ductus bursae large, highly covered, corpus bursa large, balloon-like with pair of rod-like sclerotised cornuti.
ventral tibial apophysis and retrolateral tibial apophysis shapes in male palp vary.
Two apophyses at base of embolus, the one closer to embolus prolaterad, pointed, and partly hidden behind second apophysis, the proximal one laminar with slightly serrated margin (Figs 1-3).
Males of Hemicloea sundevalli Thorell, 1870 have a large retrolateral tibial apophysis (RTA) with long barb-shaped processes at the base of the apophysis.
In the Lachesillinae (Psocodea: 'Psocoptera': Lachesillidae), males with one mid clunial apophysis are known in the Chinese monotypic genus Ceratolachesillus Li (2002) (Fig.
It can be suggested on plain radiographs if radiographic soft-tissue swelling is present anterior to the tibial apophysis, as fragmentation of the tibial apophysis can be a normal variant.
An os acromiale (OA) originates from failure of fusion of the anterior acromial apophysis (Kurtz et al., 2006).
This improved understanding of the basic geological parameters that control and signpost the mineralization has led to the recognition of additional targets to the already identified low sulphidation mixing zone carbonate-base metal sulphide-gold inferred resource, comprising a possible porphyry copper-gold apophysis underlying the northwest quadrant of the prospected area (Figure 2), as well as potential high gold grades continuing to depth below the Artisanal Mining Area now identified as late stage high grade high sulphidation quartz-pyrite-gold mineralization (Figure 2).
The device also maintains hoop stress of the inferior and superior endplates, allowing the transfer of stress through the apophysis.