noun, plural pa·raph·y·ses [puh-raf-uh-seez]. /pəˈræf əˌsiz/. Botany, Mycology.
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Origin of paraphysis
OTHER WORDS FROM paraphysispa·raph·y·sate [puh-raf-uh-sit], /pəˈræf ə sɪt/, adjective
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The morphological significance of the paraphysis is uncertain.
The Paraphysis is a projection from the roof of the primitive fore-brain near its anterior end.
Paraphysis, pa-raf′i-sis, n. an erect sterile filament accompanying the sexual organs of some cryptogamous plants:—pl.
Paraphysis: the chitinized thickenings or lateral ingrowths, usually situated at the base of the lobes in certain Diaspid genera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith