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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.
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Adj.1.apophyseal - of or relating to an apophysis
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The precise shapes and spacing of the opposing zygapophysial joint surfaces have a critical effect on the predicted contact stresses, and even finite element models must approximate these shapes and spacing from limited cadaveric material.