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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.
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epiphysis

(ɪˈpɪfɪsɪs)
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epiphysis - the end of a long boneepiphysis - 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
long bone, os longum - in limbs of vertebrate animals: a long cylindrical bone that contains marrow
2.epiphysis - a small endocrine gland in the brainepiphysis - a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
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Translations

e·piph·y·sis

n. epífisis, extremo de un hueso largo, gen. parte más ancha que la diáfisis.
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epiphysis

n epífisis f
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This form includes fetal hydrous (or hydrops fetalis, a severe life-threatening edema in the fetus or newborn), abdominal hernias, ascites, coarse face, proteinuria, telangiectasia (abnormal dilation of the superficial capillaries, arterioles, or venules, typically localized immediately below the skin surface), skeletal dysplasia (dysostosis multiplex, stippled epiphyses, and osteoporosis), nephrotic syndrome, cardiac failure, neurological deficit, and ocular defects.
Spranger, "Stippled epiphyses in fetal alcohol syndrome," Pediatric Radiology, vol.