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apophysis

Pronunciation: ă-pof′i-sis, -sēz

Definition:

  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]

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