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apophysis

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noun apoph·y·sis \ə-ˈpä-fə-səs\

Definition of apophysis

plural apoph·y·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

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

apoph·y·se·al 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 apoph·y·ses \-ˌsēz\play

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

  2. apoph·y·se·al \-ˌpäf-ə-ˈsē-əl\play adjective




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