- the shaft of a long bone.
Origin of diaphysis
Related Words for diaphysiscylinder, beam, tunnel, rod, duct, chimney, vent, monolith, spear, pole, barb, spindle, axis, spire, ray, lance, conduit, handle, obelisk, missile
Examples from the Web for diaphysis
Historical Examples of diaphysis
Suppuration is rare, disjunction of the epiphysis from the diaphysis common.
The periosteum rarely becomes separated at the line of junction of the epiphysis and diaphysis.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
This was no doubt due to the infrequency of extension of the comminuted fractures beyond the junction of diaphysis and epiphysis.
Other tracks took a direction of longitudinal obliquity, and then implicated both epiphysis and diaphysis.
In compound separations of epiphysis, the end of the diaphysis may be pushed through the skin.
- the shaft of a long boneCompare epiphysis
Word Origin for diaphysis
- The shaft of a long bone.