Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ventral transverse, or capitular, process of a vertebra.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The ventral transverse, or capitular, process of a vertebra. See vertebra.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The inferior or (in man) anterior one of two transverse processes which may exist on each side of a vertebra, the superior or posterior one being a diapophysis.
  • n. In fishes, a transverse process of the abdominal vertebræ. These processes usually bear ribs.

Etymologies

para- +‎ apophysis (Wiktionary)

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