a small, concave, outward curve joining the shaft of a column, especially a classical column, to its base.
Also called hypophyge. a similar curve joining the shaft of a column to its capital.
The apophyge is the inverted cavetto or concave sweep, on the upper edge of which the diminishing shaft rests.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various
(architect) the outward curve at each end of the shaft of a column, adjoining the base or capital Also called hypophyge
a hydrous potassium and calcium silicate mineral occurring in white crystals. Historical Examples apophyllite, a species of mineral of a foliated structure and pearly lustre, called also fish-eye stone. The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various apophyllite always occurs as distinct crystals, which belong to the tetragonal system. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume […]
Anatomy, Botany. an outgrowth; process; projection or protuberance. Architecture, . Historical Examples apophysis, any irregular swelling; the enlargement at the base of the spore-case of the Umbrella-Moss. The Elements of Botany Asa Gray No ctenidium, but a pulmonary cavity; operculum with an apophysis. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5 Various The central region […]
Anatomy, Botany. an outgrowth; process; projection or protuberance. Architecture, . noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz) a process, outgrowth, or swelling from part of an animal or plant (geology) a tapering offshoot from a larger igneous intrusive mass 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 […]
apophysitis apophysitis a·poph·y·si·tis (ə-pŏf’ĭ-sī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of an apophysis.