Definition of "zygapophyses" [zygapophyses]

  • Plural form of zygapophysis. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "zygapophyses" in a sentence
  • "As regards the vertebral column, if we examine this structure in any of the existing hoofed animals, we find that the bony processes called zygapophyses, which belong to each of the constituent vertebr√¶, are so arranged that the anterior pair belonging to each vertebra interlocks with the posterior pair belonging to the next vertebra."
  • "The normals to the polished facets of these point, in the case of the anterior zygapophyses, up and in (mnemonic: ant-up-in), and in the case of the posterior, down and out."
  • "All the vertebrae join with their adjacent fellows through the intermediation of certain intervertebral pads, and also articulate by small processes at either end at the upper side of the arch, the zygapophyses."