anapophysis

noun
ana·​poph·​y·​sis | \ ˌanəˈpäfəsə̇s \
plural anapophyses\ -​əˌsēz \

Definition of anapophysis

: 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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First Known Use of anapophysis

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anapophysis

New Latin, from ana- + apophysis

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“Anapophysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anapophysis. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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