Definition of pleurapophysis in English:

pleurapophysis

Pronunciation /ˌplʊərəˈpɒfɪsɪs/ /ˌplɔːrəˈpɒfɪsɪs/

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.

Origin

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