noun, plural a·poph·y·ses [uhpofuh-seez] /əˈpɒf əˌsiz/.

  1. Anatomy, Botany. an outgrowth; process; projection or protuberance.
  2. Architecture. apophyge.

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

  1. a process, outgrowth, or swelling from part of an animal or plant
  2. geology a tapering offshoot from a larger igneous intrusive mass

n. pl. a•poph•y•ses (-sēz′)

  1. An outgrowth or projection of an organ or part, especially an outgrowth from a bone that lacks an independent center of ossification.

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