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diapophysis

noun di·apoph·y·sis \ ˌdī-ə-ˈpäf-ə-səs \

medical Definition of diapophysis

plural diapophyses play \-ˌsēz\
: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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