epiphyses


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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 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.

epiphyses

The ends of a long bone.
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Progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia (PPD) is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disease which presents progressive swelling without inflammatory context, deformities of multiple joints, limitation of motion, widened epiphyses, platyspondyly, narrow joint spaces, and osteoporosis.
For this purpose, it is necessary for the nails to be small in diameter so that they will give minimum damage to the epiphyses and extend together with the bone as the child grows older.
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2] epiphyses of bones unite during age periods, which are remarkably constant for a particular epiphysis.
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Forensic age estimation on digital X-ray images: Medial epiphyses of the clavicle and first rib ossification in relation to chronological age.
5) The growth of the tumor usually parallels that of the patient, and the lesion often becomes quiescent when the epiphyses have closed.
The uncalcified soft tissues of metaphyses and epiphyses become distorted under pressure of weight bearing which also causes medial or lateral deviation of shafts of long bones (Radostits et al.
The widths at the proximal and distal epiphyses do not appear to be reduced, particularly when compared to the mainland group.