Skip to Content


Pronunciation: ă-pof′i-sis, -sēz


  1. An outgrowth or projection, especially one from a bone. A bony process or outgrowth that lacks an independent center of ossification.
  2. In fungi, swelling shaped like a champagne glass at the end of a sporangiophore below the sporangium in the order Mucorales, as in the genus.

[G. an offshoot]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.