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zygapophysis

noun zyg·apoph·y·sis \ˌzī-gə-ˈpä-fə-səs\
plural zyg·apoph·y·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of ZYGAPOPHYSIS

:  any of the articular processes of the neural arch of a vertebra of which there are usually two anterior and two posterior

Origin of ZYGAPOPHYSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1854

zygapophysis

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

Medical Definition of ZYGAPOPHYSIS

:  any of the articular processes of the neural arch of a vertebra of which there are usually two anterior and two posterior

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