diapophysis(redirected from diapophyses)
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an upper transverse process of a vertebra.
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superior articular process of vertebra[TA]
one of the articular processes on the superior surface of the vertebral arch.
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n. pl. diapophy·ses (-sēz′) Anatomy
The superior or articular surface of the transverse process of a vertebra.
di·ap′o·phys′i·al (-ăp′ə-fĭz′ē-əl) adj.
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