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splanchnapophysis

Pronunciation: splangk'na-pof'i-sis

Definition: An apophysis of the typical vertebra, on the side opposite to the neural apophysis, or any bony process, giving attachment to a viscus or part of the alimentary tract.

[splanchn- + G. apophysis, offshoot]

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