zygapophysis

noun
zyg·apoph·y·sis | \ˌzī-gə-ˈpä-fə-səs \
plural zygapophyses\ˌzī-gə-ˈpä-fə-ˌsēz \

Definition of zygapophysis 

: any of the articular processes of the neural arch of a vertebra of which there are usually two anterior and two posterior

First Known Use of zygapophysis

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zygapophysis

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zygapophysis

noun
zyg·apoph·y·sis | \ˌzī-gə-ˈpäf-ə-səs \
plural zygapophyses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of zygapophysis 

: 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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