Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 3 Names by which the Parts and Surfaces of Bones are Identified

A)po/fusij: process

A)po/fusij, which translators render process, projection, explantation, addition, and I know not what other words, will be called by us process. It is no different from the bone of which it is a part, coming out from the bone like a tubercule or gibbosity, just as roots and branches are observed to jut out and proceed from the trunk of a tree. There are a great many such processes 35 on the bones. There is no vertebra of the back which does not have many; we shall show later that some vertebrae of the neck (indicated by the numbers in figure 8, Chapter 15) [vertebra cervicalis III] have more than eleven, the thoracic vertebrae seven, the lumbar nine. The lower maxilla has two on each side (T to i in figure C) 36 ; so does the humerus (Y, Y in figure I) [epicondylus lateralis, e. medialis]. All bones of the body put forth processes whenever they swell at some point beyond a simple level surface.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 3 Names by which the Parts and Surfaces of Bones are Identified