meaning of apophysis

apophysis meaning in General Dictionary

A marked importance or process on any section of a bone

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  • (botany) a natural swelling or enlargement: on foot of the stalk or seta in certain mosses or on cone scale of particular conifers
  • (structure) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or human anatomy part including the procedure of a vertebra
  • A marked prominence or procedure on any section of a bone.
  • An enlargement near the top of a pedicel or stem, as seen in certain mosses.

apophysis meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A marked prominence or process on any part of a bone.

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  • (letter.) An enlargement at the top of a pedicel or stem, as noticed in particular mosses.

Sentence Examples with the word apophysis

Ligament wanting; shell gaping, with a styloid apophysis in the umbonal cavities.

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