epiphyseal plate

noun

variants also epiphyseal cartilage
: the chiefly hyaline cartilage that unites an epiphysis with the shaft of a long bone and is the site where the bone grows in length : growth plate

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“Epiphyseal plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/epiphyseal%20plate. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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