pleurapophysis

[ plur′ə-pŏfĭ-sĭs ]

n.

A rib or corresponding process on a cervical or lumbar vertebra.

Nearby words

  1. pleural fluid,
  2. pleural fremitus,
  3. pleural ring,
  4. pleural space,
  5. pleuralgia,
  6. pleurectomy,
  7. pleurisy,
  8. pleurisy root,
  9. pleuritic,
  10. pleuritic rub


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Examples 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