noun \i-ˈpif-ə-səs\
plural epiph·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of EPIPHYSIS

: 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

Seen & Heard

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

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More