plural anapophyses
: 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


New Latin, from ana- + apophysis

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anapophysis was in 1851

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“Anapophysis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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