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

Definition of diaphysis

: the shaft of a long bone

Other Words from diaphysis

diaphyseal \ (ˌ)dī-​ˌa-​fə-​ˈsē-​əl How to pronounce diaphysis (audio) \ or diaphysial \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈfi-​zē-​əl How to pronounce diaphysis (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 24 Oct. 2021.

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

Medical Definition of diaphysis

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

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