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πρόσφυ^σις , εως, Ion. ιος, , (προσφύομαι)
A.growing to: clinging to, of a rider, ἰσχυροτέρα π. a firmer seat, X.Eq.1.11; of vine to tree, D.H.19.2.
II. ongrowth, attachment or point of attachment, e.g. of the legs to the body, Diog.Apoll.6, Hp.Art.45; of the diaphragm to the spine, τῶν φρενῶν ibid.; of the navel in embryos, Arist.GA 745b24; of the caudal vertebrae in birds, Id.IA710a4; of flowers to spray, leaves to stem, Thphr.HP3.16.4,al., 1.10.8, al.: freq. in Arist. of all after or adventitious growths which do not form part of the organism, “ἓν γενέσθαι . . προσφύσειPh.227a17; τοῦ ᾠοῦ π. GA 754b12; of zoöphytes, HA548b8; assimilation, “τῆς τροφῆςPr.866b21 (prop., adhesion of food to tissues, Gal.Nat.Fac.1.11, 3.1); in trees, growth of new wood, Thphr.HP9.2.6; of a fungus, Id.Fr.168.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Xenophon, On the Art of Horsemanship, 1.11
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 45
    • Galen, De naturalibus facultatibus, 1.11
    • Galen, De naturalibus facultatibus, 3.1
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 19.2
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