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diapophysis

[ dahy-uh-pof-uh-sis ]
/ 藢da瑟 蓹藞p蓲f 蓹 s瑟s /
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noun, plural di路a路poph路y路ses [dahy-uh-pof-uh-seez]. /藢da瑟 蓹藞p蓲f 蓹藢siz/. 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路ap路o路phys路i路al [dahy-ap-uh-fiz-ee-uhl], /藢da瑟 忙p 蓹藞f瑟z i 蓹l/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diapophysis

diapophysis
/ (藢da瑟蓹藞p蓲f瑟s瑟s) /

noun plural -ses (-藢si藧z)
anatomy the upper or articular surface of a transverse vertebral process

Derived forms of diapophysis

diapophysial (藢da瑟忙p蓹藞f瑟z瑟蓹l), adjective

Word Origin for diapophysis

C19: New Latin, from di- 虏 + apophysis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for diapophysis

diapophysis
[ d墨鈥采-p艔f沫-s沫s ]

n. pl. di鈥鈥oph鈥鈥es (-s膿z鈥)
The superior or articular surface of the transverse process of a vertebra.
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