Definition of Metapophyses. Meaning of Metapophyses. Synonyms of Metapophyses

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Definition of Metapophyses

Metapophyses
Metapophysis Met`a*poph"y*sis, n.; pl. Metapophyses. [NL. See Meta-, and Apophysis.] (Anat.) A tubercle projecting from the anterior articular processes of some vertebr[ae]; a mammillary process.

Meaning of Metapophyses from wikipedia

- twisted metapophyses presenting a sub-circular pseudofacet on their tip. Some traits, such as morphology of cervical vertebrae metapophyses look intermediate...
- caudal vertebrae. Basilosaurus does not have the vertically oriented metapophyses seen in its closest relative the basilosaurid known as Basiloterus. Basilosaurus...
- dorsal vertebrae bear a median tubercle that is at least as large as the metapophyses, the prongs of the fork, resulting in a "trifid" condition. The middle...
- Distinguishing features for the genus include: long and forward-pointing metapophyses (bony processes) on the lumbar vertebrae; a relatively short lumbar spine...
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