[ plur′ə-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs ]
A rib or corresponding process on a cervical or lumbar vertebra.
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Example sentences from the Web for pleurapophysis
The scapula (with supra-scapula) is the pleurapophysis, the coracoid the hæmapophysis, of the occipital vertebra.
Hence the ilium is a pleurapophysis, the ischium and pubis are both hæmapophyses.