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pleurapophysis

(plur′ə-pŏfĭ-sĭs)
n.
  1. A rib or corresponding process on a cervical or lumbar vertebra.
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Historical Examples

  • 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