diapophysis


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diapophysis

[‚dī·ə′päf·ə·səs]
(anatomy)
The articular portion of a transverse process of a vertebra.
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The parapophysis is offset caudally from the diapophysis on SEKI-20167.
The left diapophysis is lower than the prezygapophyses and is elongated, forming the transverse process.
2B) and arise united, but immediately separates (generating the diapophysis and parapophysis)--a character observed on extant Batrachoseps (*).