pleurapophysis


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pleurapophysis

[‚plu̇r·ə′päf·ə·səs]
(anatomy)
One of the lateral processes of a vertebra, corresponding morphologically to a rib.
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2 the left pleurapophysis and the distal end of the right pleurapophysis are seen to be missing, but it is nevertheless clear that, on the right side of the bone, there is no indication that the pleurapophysis has bifurcated into two separate processes.