Medical Dictionary


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

Medical 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


July 06, 2015
categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears