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English noun: apophysis

1. apophysis (plant) (botany) a natural swelling or enlargement: at the base of the stalk or seta in certain mosses or on the cone scale of certain conifers


Broader (hypernym)enation, plant process


Domain categorybotany, phytology

2. apophysis (body) (anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra


Broader (hypernym)appendage, outgrowth, process


Part meronymvertebra


Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy









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