apophysis

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noun apoph·y·sis \ ə-ˈpä-fə-səs \

Definition of apophysis

plural apophyses play \-ˌsēz\
:an expanded or projecting part especially of an organism

apophyseal

play \-ˌpä-fə-ˈsē-əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of apophysis

New Latin, from Greek, from apo- + phyein to bring forth — more at be


Medical Dictionary

apophysis

play
noun apoph·y·sis \ ə-ˈpäf-ə-səs \

medical Definition of apophysis

plural apophyses play \-ˌsēz\
:an expanded or projecting part especially of an organism

apophyseal

play \-ˌpäf-ə-ˈsē-əl\ adjective

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