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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.
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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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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.