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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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21) Surgical interventions involving boney resection provide another possible explanation for a weakened state to exist at a pelvic apophysis despite skeletal maturity.
E1 ovipositor esta sujeto a cada lado por dos estructuras esclerotizadas en forma de T denominadas apophysis posterioris (derecha e izquierda).
They could be closely related to the atropos species group from Europe and Middle Asia in sharing a broad patellar apophysis, a reduced lateral tibial apophysis, a short cymbial furrow, a rounded median apophysis, and a prolaterally originating embolus, but the charitonovi group contains species with the patellar apophysis strongly modified and the epigynal teeth distinctly long and closely set.
The denticles are inserted into one another characterized by blade slightly falcate with a smooth anterior margin; central part very long and sharp-pointed in Giemsa-stained specimens, but slightly robust in silver-impregnated specimens reaching y + 1 axis; ray long and slender anteriorly directed but do not pass y + 1 axis, slightly curved tapering gradually along its length provided by a relatively long apophysis (Figure 1).
However, osseous union between the acromial apophysis and spine of the scapula may occur as late as age 25 years.
Mesocoxae widely spaced; mesosternum clearly impressed posteriorly on either side of mesosternal apophysis; apophysis triangular, moderately prominent, minutely scabrous, posteriorly slightly depressed, very wide, anteriorly strongly attenuated, extending into very narrow, sharp, elevated midline carina, almost reaching anterior mesosternal edge.
These fractures, which pass through the physis and exit out the epiphysis and/or apophysis, require closed or open reduction.
Two non-anomalous stream sediment samples taken during this study constrain the source of pronounced gold anomaly, in a Regional Geochemical Survey sample, (which was the highest in the Map Sheet area) to the lower part of Noman Creek, where a projected apophysis of the Silver King Porphyry intersects the creek.
e = embolus; RTA = retrolateral tibial apophysis; SD = sperm duct; TL = proximal tegular lobe; VTA = ventral tibial apophysis.
AG --accessory glands ALE--anterior lateral eyes AME--anterior median eyes Fm --femur LTA--lateral tibial apophysis Mt --metatarsus PME--posterior median eyes PLE--posterior lateral eyes Pt --patella Tb --tibia VTA--ventral tibial apophysis