- the shaft of a long bone.
Origin of diaphysis
1825–35; < New Latin < Greek, equivalent to diaphȳ́(esthai) to grow between + -sis -sis
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- the shaft of a long boneCompare epiphysis
Word Origin for diaphysis
C19: New Latin, from Greek diaphusis, from diaphuesthai to grow between, from dia- + phuein to produce
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- The shaft of a long bone.
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