noun, plural e·piph·y·ses [ih-pif-uh-seez] /ɪˈpɪf əˌsiz/. Anatomy.
Origin of epiphysis
Related formsep·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
Examples from the Web for epiphysis
The radius and ulna are nearly equal in size and each consists of a long shaft terminated at either end by an epiphysis.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
The epiphysis at the lower end of the femur may be displaced into the ham and press on the popliteal vessels.
Separation of the epiphysis and fracture of the medial epicondyle are treated on the same lines as supra-condylar fracture.
In compound separations of epiphysis, the end of the diaphysis may be pushed through the skin.
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