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diaphysis

noun di·aph·y·sis \dī-ˈa-fə-səs\
plural di·aph·y·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of DIAPHYSIS

:  the shaft of a long bone
di·aph·y·se·al \(ˌ)dī-ˌa-fə-ˈsē-əl\ or di·a·phys·i·al \ˌdī-ə-ˈfi-zē-əl\ adjective

Origin of DIAPHYSIS

New Latin, from Greek, spinous process of the tibia, from diaphyesthai to grow between, from dia- + phyein to bring forth — more at be
First Known Use: 1831

diaphysis

noun di·aph·y·sis \dī-ˈaf-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural di·aph·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of DIAPHYSIS

:  the shaft of a long bone—compare epiphysis 1

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