noun, plural e·piph·y·ses [ih-pif-uh-seez]. /ɪˈpɪf əˌsiz/. Anatomy.
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Origin of epiphysis
OTHER WORDS FROM epiphysisep·i·phys·e·al [ep-uh-fiz-ee-uhl, ih-pif-uh-see-uhl, -zee-], /ˌɛp əˈfɪz i əl, ɪˌpɪf əˈsi əl, -ˈzi-/, ep·i·phys·i·al, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for epiphysis
It is to these epiphyseal separations that the term fracture or infraction usually refers.
Here the blood may extend for a considerable distance along the shaft, but rarely beyond the epiphyseal line.
The latter formation is the one which is most common in the vicinity of the epiphyseal line of the long bones, notably of the leg.
The nose of the bullet is at the epiphyseal line, which is shown in the femur.Gunshot Roentgenograms|Clyde S. Ford
They also appear frequently to arise from the epiphyseal line.