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zygapophysis

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noun, zyg·apoph·y·sis \ˌzī-gə-ˈpä-fə-səs\

Definition of zygapophysis

plural zygapophysesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

zygapophysis

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noun zyg·apoph·y·sis \ˌzī-gə-ˈpäf-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of zygapophysis

plural zygapophyses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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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