noun, plural a·poph·y·ses [uh-pof-uh-seez] /əˈpɒf əˌsiz/.
Origin of apophysis
Related formsa·poph·y·sate [uh-pof-uh-sit, -seyt] /əˈpɒf ə sɪt, -ˌseɪt/, adjectiveap·o·phys·e·al, ap·o·phys·i·al [ap-uh-fiz-ee-uh l, uh-pof-uh-see-uh l] /ˌæp əˈfɪz i əl, əˌpɒf əˈsi əl/, a·poph·y·sar·y [uh-pof-uh-ser-ee] /əˈpɒf əˌsɛr i/, adjectivein·ter·ap·o·phys·e·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for apophysis
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).
The seta widens out at the base of the capsule into a region known as the apophysis.
Apophysis, any irregular swelling; the enlargement at the base of the spore-case of the Umbrella-Moss.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
The apophysis, which may be a more or less distinct region, usually bears stomata and is the main organ of assimilation.