apophysis


apoph·y·sis

noun \ə-ˈpä-fə-səs\
plural apoph·y·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of APOPHYSIS

:  an expanded or projecting part especially of an organism
apoph·y·se·al \-ˌpä-fə-ˈsē-əl\ adjective

Origin of APOPHYSIS

New Latin, from Greek, from apo- + phyein to bring forth — more at be
First Known Use: 1646

apoph·y·sis

noun \ə-ˈpäf-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural apoph·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of APOPHYSIS

: an expanded or projecting part especially of an organism
apoph·y·se·al \-ˌpäf-ə-ˈsē-əl\ adjective

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