epiphysiolysis

[ ĕp′ə-fĭz′ē-ŏlĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The loosening or separation, either partial or complete, of an epiphysis from the shaft of a bone.

Nearby words

  1. epiphysial arrest,
  2. epiphysial aseptic necrosis,
  3. epiphysial cartilage,
  4. epiphysial line,
  5. epiphysial plate,
  6. epiphysis,
  7. epiphysitis,
  8. epiphyte,
  9. epiphytotic,
  10. epipial


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