diapophysis

[ 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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Origin of diapophysis

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
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British Dictionary definitions for diapophysis

diapophysis
/ (ˌdaɪəˈpɒfɪsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

anatomy the upper or articular surface of a transverse vertebral process

Derived forms of diapophysis

diapophysial (ˌdaɪæpəˈfɪzɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for diapophysis

C19: New Latin, from di- ² + apophysis
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Medical definitions for diapophysis

diapophysis
[ dī′ə-pŏfĭ-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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