Paraphysis Pa*raph"y*sis, n.; pl. {Paraphyses}. [NL., fr. Gr. para` beside + ? growth.] (Bot.) A minute jointed filament growing among the archegonia and antheridia of mosses, or with the spore cases, etc., of other flowerless plants. [1913 Webster]

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