Pleurapophysis
Pleurapophysis Pleu`ra*poph"y*sis, n.; pl. {Pleurapophyses}. [NL. See {Pleura}, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) One of the ventral processes of a vertebra, or the dorsal element in each half of a hemal arch, forming, or corresponding to, a vertebral rib. -- {Pleu*rap`o*phys"i*al}, a. --Owen. [1913 Webster]

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  • pleurapophysis — A rib, or the process on a cervical or lumbar vertebra corresponding thereto. Cf.:superior articular process. [pleur + G. apophysis, process, offshoot] * * * pleu·ra·poph·y·sis (ploor″ə pofґĭ sis) [pleur + apophysis] a rib, or its …   Medical dictionary

  • pleurapophysis — pleur·apoph·y·sis …   English syllables

  • pleurapophysis — ˌplu̇rəˈpäfəsə̇s noun Etymology: New Latin, from pleur + apophysis : a laterally or more or less ventrally directed process or appendage of a vertebra forming a rib or part corresponding to a rib : a rib that is a part of a vertebra …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pleurapophyses — Pleurapophysis Pleu ra*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Pleurapophyses}. [NL. See {Pleura}, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) One of the ventral processes of a vertebra, or the dorsal element in each half of a hemal arch, forming, or corresponding to, a vertebral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pleurapophysial — Pleurapophysis Pleu ra*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Pleurapophyses}. [NL. See {Pleura}, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) One of the ventral processes of a vertebra, or the dorsal element in each half of a hemal arch, forming, or corresponding to, a vertebral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pleurapophysial — plu̇|rapə|fizēəl adjective Etymology: pleurapophysis + al : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a pleurapophysis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epipleural — Ep i*pleu ral, a. [Pref. epi + pleural.] (Anat.) Arising from the pleurapophysis of a vertebra. Owen. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epipleural — epi·pleu·ral (ep″ĭ ploorґəl) situated on a pleural element, or pleurapophysis …   Medical dictionary

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