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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


, epiphyseal
a. epifisiario-a, rel. a la epífisis.


adj epifisario
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Running through the cancellous bone near the junction of the expanded end with the shaft is a line of dense bone called the epiphyseal scar marking the site of original epiphyseal plate of cartilage.
They enter the bone on both sides of epiphyseal scar and therefore classified as metaphyseal and diaphyseal scar, although before fusion of epiphysis forming different systems.
At this point, the intraosseous vessel may be termed the arcuate artery and pursues a tortuous posteromedial course below the epiphyseal scar to become the principal blood supply of the humeral head.