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apophysis (s), apophyses (pl) (noun forms)
1. A natural swelling or outgrowth on an animal or plant; such as, a bony protuberance on a vertebra.
2. An outgrowth or projection of an organ or part, especially an outgrowth from a bone that lacks an independent center of ossification.
3. A small offshoot or network of veins from a large mass of igneous rock such as granite.
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