diapophysis

noun
di·​apoph·​y·​sis | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈpäf-ə-səs How to pronounce diapophysis (audio) \
plural diapophyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce diapophyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of diapophysis

: 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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