zygapophysis


zygapophysis

noun, plural zyg·a·poph·y·ses [zig-uhpofuh-seez, zahy-guh-] /ˌzɪg əˈpɒf əˌsiz, ˌzaɪ gə-/. Anatomy.

  1. one of the four processes of a vertebra, occurring in pairs that interlock each vertebra with the vertebrae above and below.

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

  1. anatomy zoology one of several processes on a vertebra that articulates with the corresponding process on an adjacent vertebra

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