- Anatomy, Botany. an outgrowth; process; projection or protuberance.
- Architecture. apophyge.
Origin of apophysis
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The apophysis represents the later and larger growth of the cone-scale.The Genus Pinus
George Russell Shaw
No ctenidium, but a pulmonary cavity; operculum with an apophysis.
Every cavity, apophysis, and curvature was imitated, and each bone executed its proper movements.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
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.
- a process, outgrowth, or swelling from part of an animal or plant
- geology a tapering offshoot from a larger igneous intrusive mass
C17: via New Latin from Greek apophusis a sideshoot, from apo- + phusis growth
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- An outgrowth or projection of an organ or part, especially an outgrowth from a bone that lacks an independent center of ossification.
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