parapophysis


parapophysis
(plural parapophyses))
a long, transverse process arising from the abdominal vertebral centrum. Parapophyses serve to support epipleural ribs (q.v.) when present and, in Gadidae, the gas bladder. In Clupeiformes they are not fused to the vertebrae. Also called transverse process, basal process and basopophysis

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Parapophysis — Par a*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Parapophyses}. [NL. See {Para }, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) The ventral transverse, or capitular, process of a vertebra. See {Vertebra}. {Par*ap o*phys ic*al}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parapophysis — par·apoph·y·sis (par″ə pofґĭ sis) [para + apophysis] the lower transverse process of a vertebra (processus transversus vertebrae [TA]), or its homologue …   Medical dictionary

  • parapophysis — par·apophysis …   English syllables

  • parapophysis — |par+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from para (I) + apophysis : one of the transverse processes that project from the centrum of each vertebra of many lower vertebrates compare diapophysis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parapophyses — Parapophysis Par a*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Parapophyses}. [NL. See {Para }, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) The ventral transverse, or capitular, process of a vertebra. See {Vertebra}. {Par*ap o*phys ic*al}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parapophysical — Parapophysis Par a*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Parapophyses}. [NL. See {Para }, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) The ventral transverse, or capitular, process of a vertebra. See {Vertebra}. {Par*ap o*phys ic*al}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basal process — parapophysis (plural parapophyses)(a long, transverse process arising from the abdominal vertebral centrum. Parapophyses serve to support epipleural ribs (q.v.) when present and, in Gadidae, the gas bladder. In Clupeiformes they are not fused to… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • transverse process — parapophysis (plural parapophyses)(a long, transverse process arising from the abdominal vertebral centrum. Parapophyses serve to support epipleural ribs (q.v.) when present and, in Gadidae, the gas bladder. In Clupeiformes they are not fused to… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • РЕБРА — (costae) позвоночных животных представляют собой связанные с позвоночником скелетные дужки, более или менее полно охватывающие тело с боков. Сравнительная анатомия. По своему происхождению Р. дериваты осевого скелета г эмбрионально развивающиеся… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • Vertebra — Ver te*bra, n.; pl. {Vertebr[ae]}. [L. vertebra, fr. vertere to turn, change. See {Verse}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) One of the serial segments of the spinal column. [1913 Webster] Note: In many fishes the vertebr[ae] are simple cartilaginous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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