Neurapophysis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Neurapophysis (Anat) One of the two lateral processes or elements which form the neural arch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n neurapophysis In anatomy, a process or part of a vertebra which, meeting its fellow in midline over the centrum of the vertebra, constitutes a neural arch and completes a neural canal. A neurapophysis consists essentially of the parts of a vertebra known in human anatomy as the pedicel and lamina; it usually bears other apophyses, as diapophyses or transverse processes, zygapophyses or oblique or articular processes, and is usually surmounted by a neural spine or spinous process. See cut under cervical.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Neuro-, and Apophysis