• Definition for "parapophysis"
    • The ventral transverse, or capitular, means of a…
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parapophysis definition

  • noun:
    • The ventral transverse, or capitular, means of a vertebra.
    • The ventral transverse, or capitular, process of a vertebra. See vertebra.
    • The inferior or (in man) anterior 1 of 2 transverse processes which might occur for each side of a vertebra, the superior or posterior one becoming a diapophysis.
    • In fishes, a transverse means of the abdominal vertebr√¶. These procedures usually bear ribs.
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