apophysis

Definitions of apophysis
  1. noun
    (anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra
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    type of:
    appendage, outgrowth, process
    a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
  2. noun
    (botany) a natural swelling or enlargement: at the base of the stalk or seta in certain mosses or on the cone scale of certain conifers
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    type of:
    enation, plant process
    a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
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