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epiphysial cartilage

epiphysial cartilage in Medicine

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

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  • The condition extends right up to the articular cartilage, or, in the case of adolescent bones, up to the epiphysial cartilage.

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  • On section of the bones, the epiphysial cartilage and the zone of ossification are found to be unduly broad and irregular.

  • The activity of the epiphysial cartilage may be modified as a result of disease.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The function of the epiphysial cartilage is to provide for the growth of the shaft in length.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • A tumour of bone may grow from the cellular elements of the periosteum, the marrow, or the epiphysial cartilage.

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