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Definition of "epiphysis" [e•piph•y•sis]

  • The end of a long bone that is originally separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage but later becomes united to the main bone through ossification. (noun)
  • See pineal gland. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "epiphysis" in a sentence
  • "Veeramani made her way through the earlier rounds Friday night, spelling "epiphysis" and "juvia" with ease."
  • "Our expert team treats hip disorders and deformities such as hip dysplasia and dislocation, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, infection and chondrolysis."
  • "It was the newest rod available, and it threaded into the epiphysis, whatever that was, which kept it from migrating, like the older rods used to."