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diaphysis

[ dahy-af-uh-sis ]
/ daɪˈæf ə sɪs /
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noun, plural di·aph·y·ses [dahy-af-uh-seez]. /daɪˈæf əˌsiz/. Anatomy.
the shaft of a long bone.
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Origin of diaphysis

1825–35; <New Latin <Greek, equivalent to diaphȳ́(esthai) to grow between + -sis-sis

OTHER WORDS FROM diaphysis

di·a·phys·i·al, di·a·phys·e·al [dahy-uh-fiz-ee-uhl], /ˌdaɪ əˈfɪz i əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diaphysis

diaphysis
/ (daɪˈæfɪsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
the shaft of a long boneCompare epiphysis

Derived forms of diaphysis

diaphysial (ˌdaɪəˈfɪzɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for diaphysis

C19: New Latin, from Greek diaphusis, from diaphuesthai to grow between, from dia- + phuein to produce
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for diaphysis

diaphysis
[ dī-ăfĭ-sĭs ]

n. pl. di•aph•y•ses (-sēz′)
The shaft of a long bone.

Other words from diaphysis

di′a•physi•al (dī′ə-fĭzē-əl) null adj.
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