zygapophysis

noun zyg·apoph·y·sis \ ˌzī-gə-ˈpä-fə-səs \

Definition of zygapophysis

plural zygapophyses play \ˌzī-gə-ˈpä-fə-ˌsēz\
:any of the articular processes of the neural arch of a vertebra of which there are usually two anterior and two posterior

Origin and Etymology of zygapophysis

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zygapophysis

noun zyg·apoph·y·sis \ ˌzī-gə-ˈpäf-ə-səs \

medical Definition of zygapophysis

plural zygapophyses play \-ˌsēz\
:any of the articular processes of the neural arch of a vertebra of which there are usually two anterior and two posterior

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