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-uh l, ih-pif-uh-see-uh l, -zee-] /ˌɛp əˈfɪz i əl, ɪˌpɪf əˈsi əl, -ˈzi-/, ep·i·phys·i·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for epiphyses
In young subjects before the bones are fully developed the epiphyses may be separated from the diaphyses.
The distal phalanges have epiphyses only at their proximal ends, the others at both ends.
The epiphyses are prominent, and so are the neural spines and to a less extent the metapophyses.
Hemorrhages and separations of the epiphyses or fractures of the long bones dominate the macroscopic picture.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
Epiphyses are fully developed in Halitherium, and traces occur in Manatus.