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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Apophysis \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

   2. (Bot.) An enlargement at the top of a pedicel or stem, as
      seen in certain mosses. --Gray.