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a·poph·y·sis

 (ə-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. a·poph·y·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.

[New Latin, from Greek apophusis, from apophuein, to send out branches : apo-, apo- + phuein, to grow; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

a·poph′y·sate′ (-sāt′), a·poph′y·se′al (-sē′əl) adj.

apophysis

(əˈpɒfɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Biology) a process, outgrowth, or swelling from part of an animal or plant
2. (Geological Science) geology a tapering offshoot from a larger igneous intrusive mass
[C17: via New Latin from Greek apophusis a sideshoot, from apo- + phusis growth]
apophysate adj
apophysial, apophyseal adj

a•poph•y•sis

(əˈpɒf ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
a small, usu. bony projection or protuberance, as on a vertebra.
[1605–15; < New Latin < Greek: offshoot =apo- apo- + phýsis growth =phý(ein) to bring forth + -sis -sis]
ap•o•phys•e•al (ˌæp əˈfɪz i əl, əˌpɒf əˈsi əl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apophysis - (botany) a natural swelling or enlargement: at the base of the stalk or seta in certain mosses or on the cone scale of certain conifers
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
2.apophysis - (anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebraapophysis - (anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra
vertebra - one of the bony segments of the spinal column
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Translations

a·poph·y·sis

n. apófisis, parte saliente de un hueso.
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Ejemplo de lo anterior, son los terminos Diaphysis, Epiphysis, Metaphysis y Apophysis, que en estricto rigor poseen diversos significados que se relacionan con el lexema base y, por lo tanto, con su semantica "zona de crecimiento".
Males of Lyssomanes miniaceus can be distinguished from other Lyssomanes by having a very developed median apophysis (MA) with a large retrolateral projection (MAp) that resembles a horseshoe (Fig.
2001), in terms of the same presence of cephalic tentacles, apophysis on propodium, otolith, and short spines on cephalic tentacles prior to metamorphosis.
The lumbar vertebral ring apophysis starts to ossify at about 6 years of age before ossification of ring apophysis.
Endoscopy shows the characteristic of SEMs including hemispherical apophysis with or without bridging fold.
These lesions are mostly dispersed in the skeleton; however, they generally occur in the regions of epiphysis or apophysis.
It also identified an old type III posterior ring apophysis fracture at the superior endplate of L5 (Figure 2).
Fore wing tawny with black boarder, apical half of the wing black with white bands; hind wing tawny, black boarder with two irregular series of white spots, inmale under side black and white spot; veins marked with black bands; apophysis posterior, thorn - like; ductus bursae long; corpus bursae balloon like with rod like cornuti (Fig.
Tibia of the male palp with retrolateral apophysis, sometimes with dorsal and ventral apophysis; cymbium with strong basal spur; tegulum with strong apophysis; embolus long arising, on retrolateral side of the tegulum.
Therefore, varying degrees of fragmentation and separation of the medial epicondyle at the apophysis can occur in the setting of chronic valgus stress (Figure 9).
An apophysis is a secondary center of ossification that contributes to the peripheral prominences around bones, such as around the ankles, elbows, pelvis, and knees: "the bumps, so to speak," said Dr.
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).