Epiphysis



[ih-pif-uh-sis] /ɪˈpɪf ə sɪs/

noun, plural epiphyses
[ih-pif-uh-seez] /ɪˈpɪf əˌsiz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
1.
a part or process of a bone separated from the main body of the bone by a layer of cartilage and subsequently uniting with the bone through further ossification.
2.
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/ɪˈpɪfɪsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1.
the end of a long bone, initially separated from the shaft (diaphysis) by a section of cartilage that eventually ossifies so that the two portions fuse together
2.
Also called epiphysis cerebri (ˈsɛrɪˌbraɪ) the technical name for pineal gland

epiphysis e·piph·y·sis (ĭ-pĭf’ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. e·piph·y·ses (-sēz’)

ep’i·phys’i·al (ěp’ə-fĭz’ē-əl) or ep’i·phys’e·al (ěp’ə-fĭz’ē-əl, -fə-sē’əl) adj.

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