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apophysis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apophysis  \A*poph"y*sis\,  n.;  pl  {-ses}.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ? 
  offshoot,  process  of  a  bone,  fr  ?  to  grow  from  ?  from  +  ?, 
  ?,  to  grow.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  A  marked  prominence  or  process  on  any  part  of  a 
  bone. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  An  enlargement  at  the  top  of  a  pedicel  or  stem,  as 
  seen  in  certain  mosses.  --Gray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apophysis 
  n  1:  (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 
  2:  (anatomy)  a  natural  outgrowth  or  projection  on  an  organ  or 
  part  such  as  the  process  of  a  vertebra 




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