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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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Subsequently, a cephalic tentacle was identified on the velum (stage 23) and apophyses formed from twisting of the propodium (stage 24) (Fig.
Scutum glossy, unsculptured, with 2 lateral pointed apophyses (Figs.
Hellstadius, "A contribution to the question of the origin of anterior paradiscal defects and so-called persisting apophyses in the vertebral bodies," Acta Orthopaedica, vol.
Jager and Kunz (2005) diagnosed males in an identification key by their distal embolic coil and the presence of tegular apophyses.
Acute avulsion fractures of the pelvic apophyses are uncommon traumas.
Plain AP, lateral, and oblique radio-graphs were performed and revealed sclerosis, fragmentation, and non-union of the L1-L3 spinous process apophyses (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).
cerorma Garcia Aldrete, in the latter, the clunial apophysis bears abundant setae, quite distinct from the glabrous, sclerotized apophyses of the other species.
The hole finished more than 600m below any possible extensions of the mixing zone mineralisation, targeting the hot intrusion bleaching and altering the Chim Formation shales over hundreds of metres in the bottom sections of many earlier drill holes, and suspected to contain several porphyry apophyses which are the source of the mixing zone gold mineralisation.
Key to the genera of the Bactrophorini 1(10) Male cercus wide, complex, flattened and recurved or with an internal fork 2 2(3) Apterous insects, tympanum absent; inner spines of hind tibia not modified; male circus short and flat with a small internal apical apophysis Bora Amedegnato & Descamps 3(2) Winged insects; inner spines of hind tibia very strong and recurved 4 4(9) Last abdominal tergite of male heavily modified, inflated; male supra-anal plate subrectangular; ventral surface of female subgenital plate ornamented with melanic ridges 5 5(8) Male cercus recurved, wide and flat, without internal apophyses 6 6(7) Pronotum cylindrical, posterior part of pronotum not modified Hylaezentia nov.