diaphysis

noun di·aph·y·sis \ dī-ˈa-fə-səs \

Definition of diaphysis

plural diaphyses play \-ˌsēz\
: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


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diaphysis

noun di·aph·y·sis \ dī-ˈaf-ə-səs \

medical Definition of diaphysis

plural diaphyses play \-ˌsēz\
:the shaft of a long bone — compare epiphysis 1

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