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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(6) They are most common in patients 7 to 15 years of age due to the incomplete ossification of the apophysis in that age range.
In this case, we found two apophysis lesions of about 3-5 mm in diameter at the beginning of the right lower lobe bronchus during bronchoscopy.
[7] reported a Watson-Jones type III avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity apophysis and an Aitken type II fracture of the lateral tibial plateau which is similar to our case.
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.
Back pain was raised by acupressure of dorsal and lumbar spinal apophysis and palpation of right lumbar paravertebral muscles.
Its invariable location within an epiphysis or an apophysis is the main characteristic feature for diagnosis.
(16,17,19) Males are almost three times more likely to suffer a PRAF since the ring apophysis fuses later in age than females.
Fore wing tawny with black boarder, apical half of the wing black with white bands; hind wing tawny, black boarder with two irregular series of white spots, inmale under side black and white spot; veins marked with black bands; apophysis posterior, thorn - like; ductus bursae long; corpus bursae balloon like with rod like cornuti (Fig.
Tibia of the male palp with retrolateral apophysis, sometimes with dorsal and ventral apophysis; cymbium with strong basal spur; tegulum with strong apophysis; embolus long arising, on retrolateral side of the tegulum.