apophysis

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apophysis

[ə′päf·ə·səs]
(anatomy)
An outgrowth or process on an organ or bone.
(mycology)
A swollen filament in fungi.
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Left male palps in ventral view are used for describing the origin points of the embolus, apophyses and conductor on the tegulum.
Ossification of the pelvic bone apophyses occurs during adolescence, which is a time of increased physical activity for most people.
In these two species groups, the clunial apophyses are of different nature: glabrous and sclerotized in the latter, and setose and not sclerotized in the former.
Such similar granitic plutons are known to exist, however, their intrusive relationships such as apophyses and xenoliths and structures along the contacts have not been explored so far.
Apophyses are triangular in valve II, a little less in III, later valves most rectangular, with flattened edges.
The characteristic darkening and thickening of the sporangiophore wall below the apophyses that narrows the lumen of the sporangiophore differentiates the genus Apophysomyces from related genera.
Epiphyses and apophyses are secondary ossification centers and, therefore, are embryonic equivalents.