diapophysis

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di·a·poph·y·sis

 (dī′ə-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. di·a·poph·y·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.

diapophysis

(ˌdaɪəˈpɒfɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Anatomy) anatomy the upper or articular surface of a transverse vertebral process
[C19: New Latin, from di-2 + apophysis]
diapophysial adj