diapophysis

noun

di·​apoph·​y·​sis ˌdī-ə-ˈpäf-ə-səs How to pronounce diapophysis (audio)
plural diapophyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce diapophysis (audio)
: a transverse process of a vertebra that is an outgrowth of the neural arch on the dorsal side
especially : one of the dorsal pair of such processes when two or more pairs are present

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“Diapophysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/diapophysis. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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