Definition of Paraphysis

1. Noun. A sterile simple or branched filament or hair borne among sporangia; may be pointed or clubbed.

Generic synonyms: Fibril, Filament, Strand



Definition of Paraphysis

1. n. A minute jointed filament growing among the archegonia and antheridia of mosses, or with the spore cases, etc., of other flowerless plants.

Definition of Paraphysis

1. Noun. (botany) A minute jointed filament growing among the archegonia and antheridia of mosses, or with the spore cases, etc., of other flowerless plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paraphysis

1. [n -PHYSES]

Medical Definition of Paraphysis

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Beside + growth. A minute jointed filament growing among the archegonia and antheridia of mosses, or with the spore cases, etc, of other flowerless plants. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paraphysis

paraphrenia
paraphrenias
paraphrenic
paraphrenic schizophrenia
paraphs
paraphyla
paraphyletic
paraphyletically
paraphyllum
paraphylum
paraphyly
paraphyses
paraphysial
paraphysial body
paraphysial cysts
paraphysis (current term)
parapierrotite
parapineal
paraplanner
paraplanners
paraplanning
paraplasm
paraplastic
paraplectic
paraplegia
paraplegia dolorosa
paraplegia in extension
paraplegia in flexion
paraplegias
paraplegic

Literary usage of Paraphysis

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1. British Fungus-flora: A Classified Textbook of Mycology by George Massee (1895)
"31, portion of cortex and margin of same, outside surface view; highly x ;—Fig. 32, ascus and paraphysis of same; highly x ;—Fig. 33, spores of same; ..."

2. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1906)
"20), which is clearly identical in structure with a typical paraphysis (fig. 21). ... The development of the paraphysis is interesting for its regularity. ..."

3. Human embryology by Charles Sedgwick Minot (1897)
"Under the name of paraphysis, ... The paraphysis has been observed by Charles Hill, 91.1, in the embryo of 7 mm. of ..."

4. The Wilder Quarter-century Book: A Collection of Original Papers Dedicated (1893)
"... the pigmented dura with folds surrounding the paraphysis and ... by deeper shading of the cavities; the opening of the paraphysis between the auli- and ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"D. The paper describes the development of the epiphysis, the posterior and superior commissures, the velum transversum and the paraphysis in the embryos of ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"In all of these forms the paraphysis develops as a median ... In the adult Necturus the paraphysis is a macroscopic gland-like organ, consisting of ..."

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