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apophysis a·poph·y·sis (ə-pŏf'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. a·poph·y·ses (-sēz')
An outgrowth or projection of an organ or part, especially an outgrowth from a bone that lacks an independent center of ossification.

ap'o·phys'i·al (āp'ə-fĭz'ē-əl) or a·poph'y·se'al (-sē'əl) adj.
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