Zygapophysis definition

zĭgə-pŏfĭ-sĭs, zīgə-
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One of two usually paired processes of the neural arch of a vertebra that articulates with corresponding parts of adjacent vertebrae.
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Any of the processes of the neural arch of a vertebra by which it articulates with an adjacent vertebra.
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One of two usually paired processes of the neural arch of a vertebra that articulates with corresponding parts of adjacent vertebrae.
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(anatomy) One of the articular processes of a vertebra, of which there are usually four, two superior and two inferior.
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Noun

Singular:
zygapophysis
Plural:
zygapophyses

Origin of zygapophysis