epiphysis

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

epiph·y·sis

noun \i-ˈpi-fə-səs\
plural epiph·y·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of EPIPHYSIS

1
:  a part or process of a bone that ossifies separately and later becomes ankylosed to the main part of the bone; especially :  an end of a long bone

Origin of EPIPHYSIS

New Latin, from Greek, growth, from epiphyesthai to grow on, from epi- + phyesthai to grow, middle voice of phyein to bring forth — more at be
First Known Use: 1634

epiph·y·sis

noun \i-ˈpif-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural epiph·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of EPIPHYSIS

1
: a part or process of a bone that ossifies separately and later becomes ankylosed to the main part of the bone; especially : an end of a long bone—compare diaphysis

Illustration of EPIPHYSIS

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: epiphyte
Previous Word in the Dictionary: epiphyseal separation
All Words Near: epiphysis

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up epiphysis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).