[ an-uh-pof-uh-sis ]
/ ˌæn əˈpɒf ə sɪs /
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noun, plural an·a·poph·y·ses [an-uh-pof-uh-seez]. /ˌæn əˈpɒf əˌsiz/. Anatomy.
a small process of a vertebra, especially of a lumbar or thoracic vertebra.
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Medical definitions for anapophysis
[ ăn′ə-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs ]
An accessory process of a vertebra, especially in the thoracic or lumbar vertebrae.
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