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diaphysis

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noun di·aph·y·sis \dī-ˈa-fə-səs\

Definition of diaphysis

plural diaphysesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  the shaft of a long bone

diaphyseal play \(ˌ)dī-ˌa-fə-ˈsē-əl\ or diaphysial play \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


Medical Dictionary

diaphysis

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noun di·aph·y·sis \dī-ˈaf-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of diaphysis

plural diaphyses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  the shaft of a long bone—compare epiphysis 1



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