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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 later becomes united to the main bone through ossification.

[Greek epiphusis, an excrescence : epi-, epi- + phusis, growth; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

ep′i·phys′i·al (ĕp′ə-fĭz′ē-əl), ep′i·phys′e·al adj.
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Adj.1.epiphyseal - relating to the epiphysis of a bone
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, epiphyseal
a. epifisiario-a, rel. a la epífisis.
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Objective: To determine the effect of caffeine and vitamin D3 on the height of proliferative and hypertrophy zones of epiphyseal cartilage of developing femur of BALB/c mice.
Studies on the time frame for ossification of the medial clavicular epiphyseal cartilage in conventional radiography.
Osteochondroma was initially thought to represent a misplaced epiphyseal cartilage plate herniated in a bone with a periosteal defect.
Therefore, it can be considered that ACVs are the mineralization center of epiphyseal cartilage. The functions of ACV in normal articular cartilage include repairing the pericellular ECM around chondrocytes and neutralizing potentially toxic substances (e.g., ATP, calcium, and phosphorylation) that may be harmful to adjacent chondrocytes.
Further to this, the small blood vessels enter posteriorly to the capitellar epiphysis and extend over the epiphyseal cartilage, which is a site of significant contact and compression.
Morphometric characteristics of epiphyseal cartilage of the long tubular bones in albino rats at different period of postnatal development in normal animals and those whose mothers were exposed to lead acetate are presented in Tables 3 and 4.
The disease involves lesions of the growth plate and articular cartilage and is often observed in both children and their parents [16], although there is no pathological change around the epiphyseal cartilage and epiphyses plate after the epiphyseal cartilage ceases to develop in adult KBD patients [17].
There are two hypotheses for the preferred development of osteochondroma in the cervical vertebra suggested by Albrecht ET al (5), That the predominance of cervical lesions is caused by microtrauma inflicted on the epiphyseal cartilage, because of the greater mobility and flexibility of these vertebras.