noun ana·poph·y·sis \ˌanəˈpäfəsə̇s\

Definition of anapophysis



  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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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