Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The second element of the typical hemal arch of a vertebra, situated between the pleurapophysis and the hemal spine, corresponding in part to the neurapophysis of the neural arch. Thus, a costal cartilage, intervening between the bony-part of a rib and a segment of the sternum, is a hemapophysis. See cut under
- n. A lateral process in fishes to which the rib is usually attached. The term hemapophysis is used by Vogt and Yung for the bone so named by Owen and for the bone called
parapophysisby Owen. Starks, Synonymy of the Fish Skeleton, p. 525.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The second element in each half of a hemal arch, corresponding to the sternal part of a rib.
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