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The sternal extremity of a rib with its cartilage, representing the second element in each half of a hemal arch.
[hem- + apophysis]
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hemapophysis(hĕm-ă-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs) [″ + apo, from, + physis, growth]
The portion of a developing vertebra that forms a rib and costal cartilage.
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