noun, plural diapophyses [dahy-uh-pof-uh-seez] . Anatomy, Zoology.
the part of the transverse process of a thoracic vertebra that articulates with its corresponding rib.

1854; < Neo-Latin; see di-3, apophysis

diapophysial [dahy-ap-uh-fiz-ee-uhl] , adjective
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diapophysis (ˌdaɪəˈpɒfɪsɪs)
n , pl -ses
anatomy the upper or articular surface of a transverse vertebral process
[C19: New Latin, from di-² + apophysis]

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diapophysis di·a·poph·y·sis (dī'ə-pŏf'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. di·a·poph·y·ses (-sēz')
The superior or articular surface of the transverse process of a vertebra.

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