Diapophysis - definition of diapophysis by The Free Dictionary
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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.
, pl -ses
(Anatomy) anatomy the upper or articular surface of a transverse vertebral process
[C19: New Latin, from di-2 + apophysis]
References in periodicals archive
This transverse process culminates in a subrectangular diapophysis
, with a rough and concave surface.
Although the transverse processes are incomplete on SEKI-20167, they are preserved at the proximal end showing that the diapophysis
and parapophysis are likely joined.
Part of the neural spine and the left diapophysis