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- adj. Of or pertaining to an apophysis.
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- adj. of or relating to an apophysis
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I also have a disc prolapse of the lower spine and osteoarthiritis of the apophyseal joints in the spine itself.
It is characterized by involvement of the sacroiliac joints, the spinal apophyseal joints, and the paravertebral soft tissues.
n. - offshoot; projecting part, especially of bone. apophyseal, apophysial, adj. apophysate, adj.