diaphysis

noun
di·​aph·​y·​sis | \ dī-ˈa-fə-səs How to pronounce diaphysis (audio) \
plural diaphyses\ dī-​ˈa-​fə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce diaphyses (audio) \

Definition of diaphysis

: the shaft of a long bone

Other Words from diaphysis

diaphyseal \ (ˌ)dī-​ˌa-​fə-​ˈsē-​əl How to pronounce diaphyseal (audio) \ or diaphysial \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈfi-​zē-​əl How to pronounce diaphysial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of diaphysis

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaphysis. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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diaphysis

noun
di·​aph·​y·​sis | \ dī-ˈaf-ə-səs How to pronounce diaphysis (audio) \
plural diaphyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce diaphyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of diaphysis

: the shaft of a long bone — compare epiphysis sense 1

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