apophysis
An outgrowth or projection, especially one from a bone. A bony process or outgrowth that lacks an independent center of ossification. [G. an offshoot]
- basilar a. SYN: basilar part of occipital bone.
- a. conchae SYN: eminence of concha.
- a. helicis SYN: spine of helix.
- lenticular a. SYN: lenticular process of incus.
- temporal a. SYN: mastoid process.

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apoph·y·sis ə-'päf-ə-səs n, pl -y·ses -.sēz an expanded or projecting part esp. of an organism
apoph·y·se·al -.päf-ə-'sē-əl adj

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n.
1. a protuberance of bone to which a tendon is attached. It ossifies separately from the rest of the bone and fuses with it at maturity.
2. a projection of any other part, e.g. of the brain (apophysis cerebri: the pineal gland).

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apoph·y·sis (ə-pofґə-sis) pl. apophґyses [Gr. “an offshoot”] 1. [TA] any outgrowth or swelling, especially a bony outgrowth that has never been entirely separated from the bone of which it forms a part, such as a process, tubercle, or tuberosity. 2. in fungi, a V-shaped swelling of the sporangiophore just below the columella. See illustration at mold. apophyseal adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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