metapophysis

metapophysis
SYN: mammillary process of lumbar vertebra. [meta- + G. apophysis, a process]

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meta·poph·y·sis (met″ə-pofґə-sis) [meta- + apophysis] the mammillary process on the superior articular or prearticular processes of certain vertebrae.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Metapophysis — Met a*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Metapophyses}. [NL. See {Meta }, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) A tubercle projecting from the anterior articular processes of some vertebr[ae]; a mammillary process. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metapophysis — meta·poph·y·sis …   English syllables

  • metapophysis — ˌmed.əˈpäfəsə̇s noun Etymology: New Latin, from meta + apophysis : a tubercle projecting from the anterior articular process of a vertebra especially in the lumbar region …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metapophyses — Metapophysis Met a*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Metapophyses}. [NL. See {Meta }, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) A tubercle projecting from the anterior articular processes of some vertebr[ae]; a mammillary process. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Process — In anatomy, a process is a projection from a structure. The process of the mandible is the part of the lower jaw that projects forward. In a more general sense, a process is a series of actions or events that are part of a system or of a… …   Medical dictionary

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