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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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Papillae anales slightly narrow with some short satae; apophyses posteriores very slender, apophyses posteriores 2.02 times longer than apophyses anteriores; apophyses anteriores relatively thick; antrum well developed; ductus bursae narrow and relatively short; corpus bursae slightly long.
Leg IV Grayish Brown (61), with tips of apophyses and spines Light Grayish Brown (60).
Two unequal tibial apophyses are present on tibia I (Figures 5, 8, Kaderka 2015: Figure 11): a longer ventral tibial apophysis, at least with short apical spine, and a shorter prolateral tibial apophysis with single, retrolateral spine at base.
Left male palps in ventral view are used for describing the origin points of the embolus, apophyses and conductor on the tegulum.
Secondary ossification centers located on the ends of the long bones are named epiphyses and those at the insertion site of a muscle are named apophyses. Ossification of the pelvic bone apophyses occurs during adolescence, which is a time of increased physical activity for most people.
The terms median apophysis and conductor are used to name tegular apophyses to extend the implied homology beyond gnaphosid spiders (Miller, 1967; Platnick and Shadab, 1975, 1983; Senglet, 2004; Zakharov and Ovtcharenko, 2011), to include other spider groups (Comstock, 1910, 1920; Sierwald, 1990; Coddington, 1990).
cerorma Garcia Aldrete, in the latter, the clunial apophysis bears abundant setae, quite distinct from the glabrous, sclerotized apophyses of the other species.
The hole finished more than 600m below any possible extensions of the mixing zone mineralisation, targeting the hot intrusion bleaching and altering the Chim Formation shales over hundreds of metres in the bottom sections of many earlier drill holes, and suspected to contain several porphyry apophyses which are the source of the mixing zone gold mineralisation.
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.
From valve III to VII the front edge is a little depressed between apophyses. Lateral areas are not raised, and their separation from the central area is not well defined.
Epiphyses and apophyses are secondary ossification centers and, therefore, are embryonic equivalents.