anapophysis

noun

ana·​poph·​y·​sis
ˌanəˈpäfəsə̇s
plural anapophyses
-əˌsēz
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from ana- + apophysis

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anapophysis was in 1851

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“Anapophysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anapophysis. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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