neurapophysis

SYN: lamina of vertebral arch. [neur- + G. apophysis, offshoot]

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neu·ra·poph·y·sis (noor″ə-pofґə-sis) [neur- + apophysis] the structure forming either side of the neural arch.

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  • Neurapophysis — Neu ra*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Neurapophyses}. [NL. See {Neuro }, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) (a) One of the two lateral processes or elements which form the neural arch. (b) The dorsal process of the neural arch; neural spine; spinous process. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neurapophysis — (plural neurapophyses)) 1) the structure forming each side of the neural arch; (plural neurapophyses) 2) the dorsal process of the neural arch, the neural spine …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • neurapophysis — neur·apophysis …   English syllables

  • neurapophysis — “+ noun (plural neurapophyses) Etymology: New Latin, from neur + apophysis 1. : neural process 2. : neural spine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Neurapophyses — Neurapophysis Neu ra*poph y*sis, n.; pl. {Neurapophyses}. [NL. See {Neuro }, and {Apophysis}.] (Anat.) (a) One of the two lateral processes or elements which form the neural arch. (b) The dorsal process of the neural arch; neural spine; spinous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epineural — Ep i*neu ral, a. [Pref. epi + neural.] (Anat.) Arising from the neurapophysis of a vertebra. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neurapophysial — Neu*rap o*phys i*al, a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a neurapophysis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinous — Spi nous, a. 1. Spinose; thorny. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the form of a spine or thorn; spinelike. [1913 Webster] {Spinous process of a vertebra} (Anat.), the dorsal process of the neural arch of a vertebra; a neurapophysis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinous process of a vertebra — Spinous Spi nous, a. 1. Spinose; thorny. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the form of a spine or thorn; spinelike. [1913 Webster] {Spinous process of a vertebra} (Anat.), the dorsal process of the neural arch of a vertebra; a neurapophysis. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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