zygapophysis

noun
zyg·​apoph·​y·​sis | \ ˌzī-gə-ˈpä-fə-səs How to pronounce zygapophysis (audio) \
plural zygapophyses\ ˌzī-​gə-​ˈpä-​fə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce zygapophyses (audio) \

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygapophysis. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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zygapophysis

noun
zyg·​apoph·​y·​sis | \ ˌzī-gə-ˈpäf-ə-səs How to pronounce zygapophysis (audio) \
plural zygapophyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce zygapophyses (audio) \

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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