A*poph"y*sis (#), n.; pl. -ses. [NL., fr. Gr. offshoot, process of a bone, fr. to grow from; from + , , to grow.]

1. Anat.

A marked prominence or process on any part of a bone.

2. Bot.

An enlargement at the top of a pedicel or stem, as seen in certain mosses.

Gray.

 

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