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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.epiphysial - relating to the epiphysis of a bone


, epiphyseal
a. epifisiario-a, rel. a la epífisis.
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The epiphysial union pattern of the ungulates with a note on Sirenia.