parapophysis

Parapophysis

Par`a*poph"y*sis\, n.; pl. Parapophyses. [NL. See Para-, and Apophysis.] (Anat.) The ventral transverse, or capitular, process of a vertebra. See Vertebra. -- Par*ap`o*phys"ic*al, a.
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