from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anatomy A natural swelling, projection, or outgrowth of an organ or part, such as the process of a vertebra.
- n. Geology A branch from a dike or vein.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A natural outgrowth, swelling or enlargement, usually of an organism; A protuberance on a bone.
- n. A branch of a dike or vein
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A marked prominence or process on any part of a bone.
- n. An enlargement at the top of a pedicel or stem, as seen in certain mosses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy: Any process of bone; an out-growth of bone; a mere projection or protuberance, which has no independent ossific center, and is thus distinguished from an epiphysis (which see); specifically, any process of a vertebra, whether it has such a center, and thus is epiphysial in nature, or not: in the former case, a vertebral apophysis is called autogenous or endogenous; in the latter, exogenous. A process or outgrowth of some organ of the body, as the brain: as, apophysis cerebri, the pituitary body. See cut under brain. In chitons, a process of one of the plates, inserted into the mantle.
- n. In botany, a swelling under the base of the theca or spore-case of some mosses, as in species of Splachnum. See cut under Andreæa.
- n. In geology, a term applied to the arms which often extend outward in a horizontal direction from the main mass or dike of an intrusive igneous rock.
- n. In architecture, same as apophyge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (botany) a natural swelling or enlargement: at the base of the stalk or seta in certain mosses or on the cone scale of certain conifers
- n. (anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra
The position of the umbo on the apophysis is the basis of Koehne's subdivision of the section Haploxylon.
Plus I'm using fractal imaging software (called apophysis) and hubble images to make some cool flying through space videos using Magix video software.
BTW if any of you are curious, it looks like that desktop background was made with Apophysis. [www. apophysis.org] phoenix
I have some rather excellent apophysis wallpapers. the 3d hack for apophysis (still in beta i think) in particular is great.
I have some rather excellent apophysis wallpapers. the 3d hack for apophysis still in beta i think in particular is great.
Thanks for the feature, I'm glad my little bit of apophysis screenplay wasn't a complete waste.
He argued that the “worm-like appendage” [epiphysis or apophysis] of the cerebellum (nowadays known as the vermis superior cerebelli) is much better qualified to play this role (KÃ¼hn 1822, pp. 674-683; May 1968, vol. 1, pp. 418-423).
For neither can any other bone be made exactly as it was, which having become incorporated with another bone, and having grown to it as an apophysis, has been torn from its natural situation.
In the epidermis of the apophysis functional stomata, similar to those of the higher plants, are present and, since cells containing chlorophyll are present below the superficial layers of the apophysis and capsule, the sporogonium is capable of independent assimilation.
The central region extending between the apophysis and the operculum is composed of sterile tissue and forms the columella (c).
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