diapophysis

[ dahy-uh-pof-uh-sis ]

noun,plural di·a·poph·y·ses [dahy-uh-pof-uh-seez]. /ˌdaɪ əˈpɒf əˌsiz/. Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. the part of the transverse process of a thoracic vertebra that articulates with its corresponding rib.

Origin of diapophysis

1
From New Latin, dating back to 1854; see origin at di-3, apophysis

Other words from diapophysis

  • di·ap·o·phys·i·al [dahy-ap-uh-fiz-ee-uhl], /ˌdaɪ æp əˈfɪz i əl/, adjective

Words Nearby diapophysis

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British Dictionary definitions for diapophysis

diapophysis

/ (ˌdaɪəˈpɒfɪsɪs) /


nounplural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
  1. anatomy the upper or articular surface of a transverse vertebral process

Origin of diapophysis

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C19: New Latin, from di- ² + apophysis

Derived forms of diapophysis

  • diapophysial (ˌdaɪæpəˈfɪzɪəl), adjective

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