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a small process of a vertebra, especially of a lumbar or thoracic vertebra.

anapophysis an·a·poph·y·sis (ān’ə-pŏf’ĭ-sĭs)
An accessory process of a vertebra, especially in the thoracic or lumbar vertebrae.


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