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apophysis

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noun, apoph·y·sis \ə-ˈpä-fə-səs\

Definition of apophysis

plural apophysesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  an expanded or projecting part especially of an organism

apophyseal play \-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


Medical Dictionary

apophysis

play
noun apoph·y·sis \ə-ˈpäf-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of apophysis

plural apophyses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  an expanded or projecting part especially of an organism

apophyseal \-ˌpäf-ə-ˈsē-əl\play adjective



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