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diapophysis

 [di″ah-pof´ĭ-sis]
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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diapophysis

(dī′ə-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs)
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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In the first dorsal vertebra the parapophyses pass partially onto the neural arch, and the diapophyses and parapophyses are still separated (Andrews, 1913; Wilkinson et al., 2008; Herrera et al., 2013b).
4L-O) are characterized by longer, horizontal and flat diapophyses. In these vertebrae the parapophyses are not located in the vertebral centrum and they are located dorsally between the prezygapophyses and the diapophyses, moving laterally toward the lateral tip of the diapophyses in the posterior thoracic region.
This vertebra is also characterized by the presence of long and flat diapophyses almost in the horizontal plane, but it is slightly ventrally inclined.