Definition of pleurapophysis in English:

pleurapophysis

noun

Zoology Anatomy
  • Either of a pair of lateral processes of a vertebra, in the thoracic region forming the ribs, and elsewhere fused to the diapophysis.

Pronunciation

pleurapophysis

/ˌplʊərəˈpɒfɪsɪs/ /ˌplɔːrəˈpɒfɪsɪs/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Owen (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From pleuro- + apophysis.