[ dahy-uh-pof-uh-sis ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈpɒf ə sɪs /
noun, plural di·a·poph·y·ses [dahy-uh-pof-uh-seez]. /ˌdaɪ əˈpɒf əˌsiz/. Anatomy, Zoology.
the part of the transverse process of a thoracic vertebra that articulates with its corresponding rib.
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OTHER WORDS FROM diapophysisdi·ap·o·phys·i·al [dahy-ap-uh-fiz-ee-uhl], /ˌdaɪ æp əˈfɪz i əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diapophysis
/ (ˌdaɪəˈpɒfɪsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
anatomy the upper or articular surface of a transverse vertebral process
Derived forms of diapophysisdiapophysial (ˌdaɪæpəˈfɪzɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for diapophysis
C19: New Latin, from di- ² + apophysis
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Medical definitions for diapophysis
[ dī′ə-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs ]
n. pl. di•a•poph•y•ses (-sēz′)
The superior or articular surface of the transverse process of a vertebra.
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