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n. pl. di·a·poph·y·ses (-sēz′) Anatomy
The superior or articular surface of the transverse process of a vertebra.

di·ap′o·phys′i·al (-ăp′ə-fĭz′ē-əl) adj.


n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Anatomy) anatomy the upper or articular surface of a transverse vertebral process
[C19: New Latin, from di-2 + apophysis]
diapophysial adj
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Characters of the diapophyses and parapophyses (presented above) and the overall size of the vertebrae omit the fossils from the Rhyacotritonidae, Ambystomatidae, Dicamptodontidae, and Salamandridae.
The parapophyses are slightly anterior of the diapophyses (*; Fig.