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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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Anal papillae broad; 8th segment of abdomen strongly sclerotized; anterior and posterior apophyses absent; ostium arc-shaped; ductus bursae broad and short; corpus bursae large, circular and with a leaf-shaped sclerotized signum.
Articulamentum: Apophyses triangular, widely separated by a straight sinus (Fig.
The terms median apophysis and conductor are used to name tegular apophyses to extend the implied homology beyond gnaphosid spiders (Miller, 1967; Platnick and Shadab, 1975, 1983; Senglet, 2004; Zakharov and Ovtcharenko, 2011), to include other spider groups (Comstock, 1910, 1920; Sierwald, 1990; Coddington, 1990).
Consequently, three ~1000 metre holes (NEV027, 030 and 033) targeted the large intrusion at depth thought to be responsible for strong baking of Chim Formation shales observed within and beneath the Main Zone mixing zone mineralisation, and test for peripheral porphyry apophyses with associated mineralization.
The characteristic darkening and thickening of the sporangiophore wall below the apophyses that narrows the lumen of the sporangiophore differentiates the genus Apophysomyces from related genera.
Epiphyses and apophyses are secondary ossification centers and, therefore, are embryonic equivalents.
However, rare solid inclusions trapped along healed fractures have apophyses of saline brine associated with them, indicating that a brine component may also be part of the silver-bearing (metallic) melt.
Mafic and ultramafic apophyses of this complex crop out in the area and historical studies suggest that this complex is the source of platinum mineralization found in the gold placers, which drain the target area.
The Popelogan North and South zones are hosted by a skarn formed around apophyses of the Popelogan granodiorite stock and related dykes and sills intruding Silurian limestone.
This interpretation fits extremely well with the general Blackburn geological picture of a series of apophyses intruding host rocks further suggesting that the intrusives are part of a large batholithic scale system which would be considered to be deep subvolcanic to batholithic level.