Origin of diaphysis

1825–35; < New Latin < Greek, equivalent to diaphȳ́(esthai) to grow between + -sis -sis
Related formsdi·a·phys·i·al, di·a·phys·e·al [dahy-uh-fiz-ee-uh l] /ˌdaɪ əˈfɪz i əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diaphyseal


noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
  1. the shaft of a long boneCompare epiphysis
Derived Formsdiaphysial (ˌdaɪəˈfɪzɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for diaphysis

C19: New Latin, from Greek diaphusis, from diaphuesthai to grow between, from dia- + phuein to produce
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diaphyseal in Medicine


n. pl. di•aph•y•ses (-sēz′)
  1. The shaft of a long bone.
Related formsdi′a•physi•al (dī′ə-fĭzē-əl) null adj.
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