Fractal 347 – “Apophysis” defined by American Heritage Dictionary

October 1, 2006 at 2:01 am (Blogroll, Fractal, Fractal Art Blogs, Fractalia, fractals)

Fractal 347, originally uploaded by cammi_angel_2004.

One of my faves of my own work. Something of a cross between a fried egg and an eye. Very much modern art.

What is Apophysis?

The dictionary says:
a·poph·y·sis (-pf-ss)
n. pl. a·poph·y·ses (-sz)
1. Anatomy A natural swelling, projection, or outgrowth of an organ or part, such as the process of a vertebra.
2. Geology A branch from a dike or vein.
[New Latin, from Greek apophusis, from apophuein, to send out branches : apo-, apo- + phuein, to grow; see bheu- in Indo-European roots.]
a·pophy·sate (-st), a·pophy·seal (-sl) adj.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.


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