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anapophysis

[ 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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Origin of anapophysis

First recorded in 1850–55; an-3 + apophysis
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Medical definitions for anapophysis

anapophysis
[ ăn′ə-pŏfĭ-sĭs ]

n.

An accessory process of a vertebra, especially in the thoracic or lumbar vertebrae.
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