anapophysis

noun ana·poph·y·sis \ˌanəˈpäfəsə̇s\

Definition of anapophysis

plural

anapophyses

\-əˌsēz\
  1. :  a small process arising at the dorsal side of the base of the transverse process of the lumbar vertebrae in humans and many other mammals

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Origin and Etymology of anapophysis

New Latin, from ana- + apophysis


First Known Use: 1851


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