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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