diapophysis

diapophysis
diapophysis [dī΄ə päf′ə sis]
n.
pl. diapophyses [dī΄ə päf′əsēz΄] [ModL: see DIA- & APOPHYSIS]
the transverse process of a vertebra
diapophysial [dī΄ap΄e fiz′ē əl]
adj.

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  • Diapophysis — Di a*poph y*sis, n. [NL. See {Dia }, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) The dorsal transverse, or tubercular, process of a vertebra. See {Vertebra}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diapophysis — diapophysial /duy ap euh fiz ee euhl/, adj. /duy euh pof euh sis/, n., pl. diapophyses / seez /. Anat., Zool. the part of the transverse process of a thoracic vertebra that articulates with its corresponding rib. [1854; < NL; see DI 3, APOPHYSIS] …   Universalium

  • diapophysis — SYN: superior articular process. * * * di·apoph·y·sis .dī ə päf ə səs n, pl y·ses .sēz a transverse process of a vertebra that is an outgrowth of the neural arch on the dorsal side esp one of the dorsal pair of such processes when two or more… …   Medical dictionary

  • diapophysis — n. upper portion of the transverse process of a vertebra (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diapophysis — di·apophysis …   English syllables

  • diapophysis — /daɪəˈpɒfəsəs/ (say duyuh pofuhsuhs) noun (plural diapophyses /daɪəˈpɒfəsiz/ (say duyuh pofuhseez)) the transverse process proper of a vertebra. {New Latin. See di 3, apophysis} –diapophysial /daɪəpəˈfɪziəl/ (say duyuhpuh fizeeuhl), adjective …  

  • diapophysis — |dī+ noun (plural diapophyses) Etymology: New Latin, from dia + apophysis : a transverse process of a vertebra in higher vertebrates that is an outgrowth of the neural arch and often articulates with the tubercle of a rib; especially : one of the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diapophysical — Di*ap o*phys ic*al, a. (Anat.) Pertaining to a diapophysis. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vertebra — Ver te*bra, n.; pl. {Vertebr[ae]}. [L. vertebra, fr. vertere to turn, change. See {Verse}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) One of the serial segments of the spinal column. [1913 Webster] Note: In many fishes the vertebr[ae] are simple cartilaginous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vertebrae — Vertebra Ver te*bra, n.; pl. {Vertebr[ae]}. [L. vertebra, fr. vertere to turn, change. See {Verse}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) One of the serial segments of the spinal column. [1913 Webster] Note: In many fishes the vertebr[ae] are simple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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