Apophysis



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 extending between the apophysis and the operculum is composed of sterile tissue and forms the columella (c).
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various

Every cavity, apophysis, and curvature was imitated, and each bone executed its proper movements.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe

The position of the umbo on the apophysis is the basis of Koehne’s subdivision of the section Haploxylon.
The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw

The seta widens out at the base of the capsule into a region known as the apophysis.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various

The apophysis, which may be a more or less distinct region, usually bears stomata and is the main organ of assimilation.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various

The apophysis represents the later and larger growth of the cone-scale.
The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw

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.

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