metapophysis

noun
meta·​poph·​y·​sis | \ ˌmetəˈpäfəsə̇s \

Definition of metapophysis

: a tubercle projecting from the anterior articular process of a vertebra especially in the lumbar region

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History and Etymology for metapophysis

New Latin, from meta- + apophysis

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“Metapophysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metapophysis. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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