metapophysis

noun

meta·​poph·​y·​sis
ˌmetəˈpäfəsə̇s
: a tubercle projecting from the anterior articular process of a vertebra especially in the lumbar region

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from meta- + apophysis

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“Metapophysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metapophysis. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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