- a part or process of a bone separated from the main body of the bone by a layer of cartilage and subsequently uniting with the bone through further ossification.
- pineal gland.
Origin of epiphysis
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They also appear frequently to arise from the epiphyseal line.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
The nose of the bullet is at the epiphyseal line, which is shown in the femur.Gunshot Roentgenograms
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Here the blood may extend for a considerable distance along the shaft, but rarely beyond the epiphyseal line.
It is to these epiphyseal separations that the term fracture or infraction usually refers.
Holt reports a case where a child bled to death following incision into an epiphyseal swelling at the lower end of the femur.
- 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
- Also called: epiphysis cerebri (ˈsɛrɪˌbraɪ) 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
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- The end of a long bone that is originally separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage but that later becomes united to the main bone through ossification.
- pineal body
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