Hy`per*a*poph"y*sis\, n.; pl. Hyperapophyses. [NL. See Hyper-, and Apophysis.] (Anat.) A lateral and backward-projecting process on the dorsal side of a vertebra. -- Hy`per*ap`o*phys"i*al, a.
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