[ ĕp′ə-fĭz′ē-ŏl′ĭ-sĭs ]
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The loosening or separation, either partial or complete, of an epiphysis from the shaft of a bone.
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When there is marked rarefaction of the bone at the ossifying junction, the epiphysis is liable to be separated—epiphysiolysis.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles