epiphysial

epiphysis

[ih-pif-uh-sis]
noun, plural epiphyses [ih-pif-uh-seez] . 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.

Origin:
1625–35; < Neo-Latin < Greek epíphysis a growth upon, equivalent to epi- epi- + phýsis growth (phȳ́(ein) to make grow, bring forth, produce + -sis -sis)

epiphyseal [ep-uh-fiz-ee-uhl, ih-pif-uh-see-uhl, -zee-] , epiphysial, adjective
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epiphysis (ɪˈpɪfɪsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
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.  the technical name for pineal gland Also called: epiphysis cerebri
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: a growth upon, from epi- + phusis growth, from phuein to bring forth, produce]
 
epiphyseal
 
adj
 
epiphysial
 
adj

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

  1. The end of a long bone that is originally separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage but that later becomes united to the main bone through ossification.

  2. See pineal body.


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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