Anatomy A natural swelling, projection, or outgrowth of an organ or part, such as the process of a vertebra.(noun)
Geology A branch from a dike or vein.(noun)
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Use "apophysis" in a sentence
"The position of the umbo on the apophysis is the basis of Koehne's subdivision of the section Haploxylon."
"Plus I'm using fractal imaging software (called apophysis) and hubble images to make some cool flying through space videos using Magix video software."
"BTW if any of you are curious, it looks like that desktop background was made with Apophysis. [www. apophysis.org] phoenix"