- the part of the transverse process of a thoracic vertebra that articulates with its corresponding rib.
Origin of diapophysis
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- anatomy the upper or articular surface of a transverse vertebral process
C19: New Latin, from di- ² + apophysis
- The superior or articular surface of the transverse process of a vertebra.
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