plural of basapophysis

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • basapophysis — (plural basapophyses)) parapophysis (plural parapophyses)(a long, transverse process arising from the abdominal vertebral centrum. Parapophyses serve to support epipleural ribs (q.v.) when present and, in Gadidae, the gas bladder. In Clupeiformes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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