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diaphysis

[ dahy-af-uh-sis ]

noun

, Anatomy.
, plural di·aph·y·ses [dahy-, af, -, uh, -seez].
  1. the shaft of a long bone.


diaphysis

/ ˌdaɪəˈfɪzɪəl; daɪˈæfɪsɪs /

noun

  1. the shaft of a long bone Compare epiphysis


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Derived Forms

  • diaphysial, adjective

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Other Words From

  • di·a·phys·i·al di·a·phys·e·al [dahy-, uh, -, fiz, -ee-, uh, l], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of diaphysis1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of diaphysis1

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

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Example Sentences

Fragilitas of the bone probably exists in many cases when fracture of its diaphysis occurs.

The diaphysis is large and nearly straight; the distal extremity is furnished with two equal condyles separated by a deep channel.

The end of the diaphysis may be palpated through the skin in front.

As we know, the long bones are composed of a body or diaphysis and of extremities or articular heads, the epiphyses.

In compound separations of epiphysis, the end of the diaphysis may be pushed through the skin.

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