diaphysis

noun
di·​aph·​y·​sis | \dī-ˈa-fə-səs \
plural diaphyses\ -​ˌsēz \

Definition of diaphysis 

: the shaft of a long bone

Other Words from diaphysis

diaphyseal \ (ˌ)dī-​ˌa-​fə-​ˈsē-​əl \ or diaphysial \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈfi-​zē-​əl \ 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

noun
di·​aph·​y·​sis | \dī-ˈaf-ə-səs \
plural diaphyses\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of diaphysis 

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

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