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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.
2. See pineal gland.
ep′i·phys′i·al (ĕp′ə-fĭz′ē-əl), ep′i·phys′e·al adj.
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n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Anatomy) 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. (Anatomy) Also called: epiphysis cerebri the technical name for pineal gland
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: a growth upon, from epi- + phusis growth, from phuein to bring forth, produce]
epiphyseal, epiphysial adj
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e•piph•y•sis(ɪˈpɪf ə sɪs)
n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
1. either of the ends of a long bone separated from the shaft by cartilage but later ossifying with it.
[1625–35; < New Latin < Greek epíphysis a growth upon <epi- epi- + phýsis growth (phy(ein) to make grow, bring forth]
e•piph`y•se′al (-ˈsi əl, -ˈzi-) ep•i•phys•i•al (ˌɛp əˈfɪz i əl) adj.
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|Noun||1.||epiphysis - the end of a long bone; initially separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage that eventually ossifies so the parts become fused|
|2.||epiphysis - a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin|
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n. epífisis, extremo de un hueso largo, gen. parte más ancha que la diáfisis.
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epiphysisn epífisis f
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