apophysis


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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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Therefore, varying degrees of fragmentation and separation of the medial epicondyle at the apophysis can occur in the setting of chronic valgus stress (Figure 9).
Two apophyses at base of embolus, the one closer to embolus prolaterad, pointed, and partly hidden behind second apophysis, the proximal one laminar with slightly serrated margin (Figs 1-3).
The male tibial retrolateral apophysis is used as a lock mechanism to anchor the male palp onto the epigynum and prevents its rotation.
Epiphyseal equivalents include apophysis, patella, small bones of the wrist, and hindfoot and midfoot.
An os acromiale (OA) originates from failure of fusion of the anterior acromial apophysis (Kurtz et al.
This improved understanding of the basic geological parameters that control and signpost the mineralization has led to the recognition of additional targets to the already identified low sulphidation mixing zone carbonate-base metal sulphide-gold inferred resource, comprising a possible porphyry copper-gold apophysis underlying the northwest quadrant of the prospected area (Figure 2), as well as potential high gold grades continuing to depth below the Artisanal Mining Area now identified as late stage high grade high sulphidation quartz-pyrite-gold mineralization (Figure 2).
Additional sampling was conducted and provided the first evidence of mineralization in a porphyry intrusive apophysis in the granodiorite to the west of Cerro Delta, now known as Cerro Porfiro.
The device also maintains hoop stress of the inferior and superior endplates, allowing the transfer of stress through the apophysis.
Upper trapezius: was put in the middle of space between acanthoid apophysis And seventh neck vertebra (C7) and posterior border of achromiom apophysis and the direction of trapezius line.
The species is placed into Hogna based on similarities of the palpal structure, specifically the similar median apophysis shape, the two-part terminal apophysis, and the palea shape.