Apophysis A*poph"y*sis, n.; pl. {-ses}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? offshoot, process of a bone, fr. ? to grow from; ? from + ?, ?, to grow.] 1. (Anat.) A marked prominence or process on any part of a bone. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) An enlargement at the top of a pedicel or stem, as seen in certain mosses. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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