pleurapophysis


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pleurapophysis

(ˌplʊərəˈpɒfɪsɪs)
n
(Biology) biology one of the lateral processes of a vertebra forming the ribs
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Additionally, part of the right pleurapophysis and bone directly adjacent to the transverse foramen are missing (Fig.
Although the specimen has undergone significant bone loss, it is sufficiently pristine to show that the pleurapophysis and neural crest do not contain articulations for ribs or pelvic bones.
In CV5 the two main axes of the distal pleurapophysis have separated to form two distinct, but closely approximated processes.