apophysis, any irregular swelling; the enlargement at the base of the spore-case of the Umbrella-Moss.
No ctenidium, but a pulmonary cavity; operculum with an apophysis.
The central region extending between the apophysis and the operculum is composed of sterile tissue and forms the columella (c).
Every cavity, apophysis, and curvature was imitated, and each bone executed its proper movements.
The position of the umbo on the apophysis is the basis of Koehne's subdivision of the section Haploxylon.
The seta widens out at the base of the capsule into a region known as the apophysis.
The apophysis, which may be a more or less distinct region, usually bears stomata and is the main organ of assimilation.
The apophysis represents the later and larger growth of the cone-scale.
apophysis a·poph·y·sis (ə-pŏf'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. a·poph·y·ses (-sēz')
An outgrowth or projection of an organ or part, especially an outgrowth from a bone that lacks an independent center of ossification.