Anatomy, Botany. an outgrowth; process; projection or protuberance.
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 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.
apophysitis apophysitis a·poph·y·si·tis (ə-pŏf’ĭ-sī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of an apophysis.
noun (botany) the nonprotoplasmic component of a plant, including the cell walls and intercellular material
of or relating to . having or inclined to . intense enough to threaten or cause : an apoplectic rage. a person having or predisposed to . Contemporary Examples It is a seething, boiling, roiling, apoplectic revulsion at the very idea of unions. Can a Senator Stop a Union? Bob Corker Is Certainly Trying Michael […]
of or relating to . having or inclined to . intense enough to threaten or cause : an apoplectic rage. a person having or predisposed to . Historical Examples The Elector’s face was apoplectically purple from rage and haste, his breath came in wheezing gasps. The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series Rafael Sabatini His face […]