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[ih-pif-uh-sis] /ɪˈpɪf ə sɪs/

noun, plural epiphyses
[ih-pif-uh-seez] /ɪˈpɪf əˌsiz/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
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.
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
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
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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  • Epiphysial arrest

    epiphysial arrest n. Premature fusion between epiphysis and diaphysis of a bone.

  • Epiphysial aseptic necrosis

    epiphysial aseptic necrosis n. Aseptic necrosis of bony epiphyses that may be due to obstruction of normal blood supply.

  • Epiphysial cartilage

    epiphysial cartilage n. The disk of cartilage between the shaft and the epiphysis of a long bone during its growth. Also called epiphysial plate.

  • Epiphysial line

    epiphysial line n. The line of junction of the epiphysis and diaphysis of a long bone where growth in length occurs.

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