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Definition of Process (anatomy)

Process (anatomy) Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In anatomy, a process , or apophysis, is a projection or outgrowth of tissue from a larger body. For instance, in a vertebra, a process may serve for muscle attachment and leverage (as in the case of the transverse and spinous processes), or to fit (forming a synovial joint), with another vertebra (as in the case of the articular processes).

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