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pleurapophysis in Medicine

pleurapophysis pleu·ra·poph·y·sis (plur'ə-pŏf'ĭ-sĭs)
A rib or corresponding process on a cervical or lumbar vertebra.

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  • The scapula (with supra-scapula) is the pleurapophysis, the coracoid the hæmapophysis, of the occipital vertebra.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • Hence the ilium is a pleurapophysis, the ischium and pubis are both hæmapophyses.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

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