Zygapophysis



one of the four processes of a vertebra, occurring in pairs that interlock each vertebra with the vertebrae above and below.
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zygapophysis, zī-ga-pof′i-sis, n. one of the yoke-pieces or articulations of the vertebr: pl.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various

noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(anatomy, zoology) one of several processes on a vertebra that articulates with the corresponding process on an adjacent vertebra

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