diaphysis

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noun di·aph·y·sis \dī-ˈa-fə-səs\

Definition of diaphysis

plural

diaphyses

play \-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 and Etymology 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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