Open main menu

Wiktionary β



meta- +‎ apophysis


metapophysis (plural metapophyses)

  1. (anatomy) A tubercle projecting from the anterior articular processes of some vertebrae; a mammillary process.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for metapophysis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)