noun, plural a·poph·y·ses [uh–pof–uh-seez] /əˈpɒf əˌsiz/.
- Anatomy, Botany. an outgrowth; process; projection or protuberance.
- Architecture. .
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
- a process, outgrowth, or swelling from part of an animal or plant
- geology a tapering offshoot from a larger igneous intrusive mass
n. pl. a•poph•y•ses (-sēz′)
- An outgrowth or projection of an organ or part, especially an outgrowth from a bone that lacks an independent center of ossification.