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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

a·poph·y·sis

n. apófisis, parte saliente de un hueso.
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The medial humeral epicondyle apophysis begins to ossify between 4 and 7 years of age, ultimately fusing at 15 to 20 years--the elbow is the final ossification center to do so.
We observed two mucosal apophysis lesions at the entrance to the right lower lobe bronchus had almost disappeared, and there were only less obsolete bloodstains in the bronchial lumen [Figure 1]f.
Specimens are lodged at the Western Australian Museum, Perth (WAM), the Australian Museum, Sydney (AMS) and the Queensland Museum, Brisbane (QMB), and the following abbreviations are used throughout the text: ALE, anterior lateral eye/s; AME, anterior median eye/s; CO/, cytochrome c oxidase subunit I; CYB, cytochrome b; IBRA, Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia Version 7 (online at https://www.environment.gov.au/land/nrs/science/ibra); ITS 1-2, internal transcribed spacer 1-2; MRPL45, 39S ribosomal protein L45 mitochondrial; PLE, posterior lateral eye/s; PME, posterior median eye/s; RPF2, ribosome production factor 2 homolog; RTA, retrolateral tibial apophysis (of male pedipalp); XPNPEP3, probable Xaa-Pro aminopeptidase 3.
X-ray radiographs revealed a Watson-Jones type IIIB avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity apophysis (Figure 1).
Bistriopelma can be distiguished from Phrixotrichus by the shape of spermathecae in females, consisting of two separate subparallel seminal receptacles in Bistriopelma but strongly divergent in Phrixotrichus; by the different morphology of the male palpal bulb having the embolus projecting retrolaterally from tegulum (contra posteriorly in Phrixotrichus, Kaderka 2015: figures 32-33); furthermore, by the presence of basal spine on prolateral tibial apophysis (absent in Phrixotrichus); the absence of the type IV urticating setae and by paired tarsal claws denticulate (smooth in Phrixotrichus).
Ejemplo de lo anterior, son los terminos Diaphysis, Epiphysis, Metaphysis y Apophysis, que en estricto rigor poseen diversos significados que se relacionan con el lexema base y, por lo tanto, con su semantica "zona de crecimiento".
Pain was not accentuated by acupressure of spinal apophysis by palpation of paravertebral muscles of lumbosacral spinal cord nor by passive flexion of the hips.
These lesions are mostly dispersed in the skeleton; however, they generally occur in the regions of epiphysis or apophysis. Majority are located in the tibial proximal part (17%) and the humeral proximal part (15%).
a, androconial hairs; aa, anterior apophysis; bc, bursa copulatrix; c, cornuti; db, ductus bursae; pa, posterior apophysis; s, signum.
It also identified an old type III posterior ring apophysis fracture at the superior endplate of L5 (Figure 2).