pleurapophysis

[ plur′ə-pŏfĭ-sĭs ]

n.

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.

    Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • Hence the ilium is a pleurapophysis, the ischium and pubis are both hæmapophyses.

    Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell